Definitions

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  • n. Any species of the genus Ostrya, with exceptionally dense wood.

Etymologies

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hop +‎ hornbeam (“hard wood”)

Examples

  • Other understory species include sassafras and hophornbeam.

    Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Continental) Province (Bailey)

  • Others, such as redbud, juniper and hophornbeam, need the cool, moist treatment after their seedcoats are made permeable.

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  • Sweetgum, Carolina basswood, Florida sugar maple, hophornbeam, tulip poplar, and unique mesophytic herbs are also found here.

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  • Other common forest trees include sweetgum (Liquidamber styraciflua), basswood (Tilia americana), eastern hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), and tulip poplar (Liriondendron tulipifera), while forests in the southern part of the region contain more southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), water oak (Quercus nigra), and Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides).

    Ecoregions of Mississippi (EPA)

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