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hop tree

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Definition of hop tree in English:

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
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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