Hop hornbeam
Hornbeam Horn"beam`, n. [See {Beam}.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Carpinus} ({Carpinus Americana}), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called {ironwood}. The English hornbeam is {Carpinus Betulus}. The American is called also {blue beech} and {water beech}. [1913 Webster]

{Hop hornbeam}. (Bot.) See under {Hop}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hop hornbeam — Hop Hop, n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G. hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel. humall, SW. & Dan. humle.] 1. (Bot.) A climbing plant ({Humulus Lupulus}), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hop hornbeam — n. 1. any of a genus (Ostrya) of North American trees of the birch family, with gray bark and hoplike cones 2. the hard wood of this tree, often used in tool handles …   English World dictionary

  • hop-hornbeam — ▪ plant genus  any of about seven species of ornamental trees constituting the genus Ostrya of the birch family (Betulaceae), native to Eurasia and North America. A hop hornbeam has shaggy, scaling bark and thin, translucent, green leaves with… …   Universalium

  • hop-hornbeam — skroblalapė ostrija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ostrya carpinifolia angl. European hop hornbeam; hop hornbeam vok. gemeine Hopfenbuche; Hopfenbuche rus. хмелеграб обыкновенный lenk. chmielograb europejski …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hop hornbeam — noun any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑Old World hop hornbeam, ↑Ostrya carpinifolia, ↑Eastern hop hornbeam, ↑ironwood, ↑ironwood tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop-hornbeam — ostrija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Lazdyniniai – Corylaceae Mirb. atitikmenys: lot. Ostrya angl. hop hornbeam; ironwood vok. Hopfenbuche rus. хмелеграб lenk. chmielograb …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hop hornbeam — hop′ horn beam n. pln any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, esp. O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hop hornbeam — noun Date: 1785 a chiefly eastern North American tree (Ostrya virginiana) of the birch family with fruiting clusters resembling hops …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hop hornbeam — any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, esp. O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hop-hornbeam — n. American ironwood (Ostrya Virginica) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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