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.

Nearby words

  1. hops,
  2. hopsack,
  3. hopsacking,
  4. hopscotch,
  5. hoptoad,
  6. hopvine,
  7. hor,
  8. hor.,
  9. hor. decub.,
  10. hor. interm.

Origin of hoptree

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

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