hobblebush
noun Date: circa 1818 a white-flowered shrubby viburnum (Vibernum alnifolium syn. V. lantanoides) of eastern North America having serrate rounded leaves and red berries

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  • Hobblebush — Hob ble*bush , n. (Bot.) A low bush ({Viburnum lantanoides}) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also {shinhopple}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobblebush — ☆ hobblebush [häb′əl boosh΄ ] n. a viburnum (Viburnum alnifolium) with clusters of small, white flowers and red to purple berries …   English World dictionary

  • hobblebush — /hob euhl boosh /, n. a North American shrub, Viburnum alnifolium, of the honeysuckle family, having flat topped clusters of white flowers and red to black berrylike fruit. Also called American wayfaring tree. [1810 20, Amer.; HOBBLE + BUSH1; so… …   Universalium

  • hobblebush — noun A low bush, Viburnum lantanoides, having long, straggling branches and pretty flowers, found in the Northern United States. Syn: shinhopple, moosewood …   Wiktionary

  • hobblebush — hob•ble•bush [[t]ˈhɒb əlˌbʊʃ[/t]] n. pln a NE North American viburnum, Viburnum alnifolium, with clusters of small white flowers • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • hobblebush — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: hobble (II) + bush; from the hindrance caused by its drooping branches : a shrub (Viburnum alnifolium) of northern No. America that has long straggling branches and opposite double toothed leaves called also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • American wayfaring tree — hobblebush. * * * …   Universalium

  • shinhopple — Hobblebush Hob ble*bush , n. (Bot.) A low bush ({Viburnum lantanoides}) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also {shinhopple}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viburnum lantanoides — Hobblebush Hob ble*bush , n. (Bot.) A low bush ({Viburnum lantanoides}) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also {shinhopple}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • american wayfaring tree — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : hobblebush * * * hobblebush …   Useful english dictionary

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