Definition of hop tree in English:

hop tree

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noun

  • A North American shrub or small tree with bitter fruit that was formerly used in brewing as a substitute for hops.
    • Ptelea trifoliata, family Rutaceae
    More example sentences
    • We passed hop trees and Indian plums on the first pathway before it twisted downward into a valley.
    • The name hop tree originates from the use of the fruits as a substitute for hops in brewing.
    • I've had a few Giant Swallowtails laying eggs on my hop trees in the butterfly garden.

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