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hop hornbeam

noun
1.
any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, especially O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters.
Origin of hop hornbeam
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • It is known as ironwood, hop-hornbeam, leverwood, and hardhack.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Moosewood looks slender and striped as a ribbon-snake, and limbs of the hop-hornbeam have the appearance of sinews.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

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