hop horn beam

hop hornbeam

noun
any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, especially O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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hop hornbeam

noun
any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops 
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