hop hornbeamhop hornbeam
- any of a genus (Ostrya) of North American trees of the birch family, with gray bark and hoplike cones
- the hard wood of this tree, often used in tool handles
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Ostrya, especially O. virginiana of eastern North America, having unisexual flowers grouped in catkins and fruit clusters resembling hops.
(countable and uncountable, plural hop hornbeams)
- A tree of the species Ostrya virginiana.
- Its wood.