any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, especially O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters.
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How to use hop hornbeam in a sentence
The fine, delicate spray of the hop hornbeam is a fairy net whose every mesh is fringed with immaculate beauty.Some Winter Days in Iowa | Frederick John Lazell
The great tangle of vine and lace work mixed with snow is young hop hornbeam, supporting honeysuckle.Some Winter Days in Iowa | Frederick John Lazell
Comparisons: The blue beech or hornbeam is often confused with the ironwood or hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana).Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
It is known as ironwood, hop-hornbeam, leverwood, and hardhack.American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
It is often called hornbeam and ironwood, and it is closely related to hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana).American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson