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hoptree

[hop-tree]
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noun
  1. any of several North American shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Ptelea, of the citrus family, especially P. trifoliata, having trifoliate leaves and roundish, waferlike fruit.
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Origin of hoptree

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; hop2 + tree
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Historical Examples

  • Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) is another member of the family.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson