hop hornbeam EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun any of several Eurasian and North American trees of the genus Ostrya, of the birch family, especially O. virginiana, bearing hoplike fruiting clusters.
Origin of hop hornbeam An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hop hornbeam Historical Examples of hop hornbeam
It is known as ironwood, hop-hornbeam, leverwood, and hardhack.
Henry H. Gibson
Moosewood looks slender and striped as a ribbon-snake, and limbs of the hop-hornbeam have the appearance of sinews.
Stanton Davis Kirkham