from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous monochlamydeous plants, of the natural order Urticaceæ and tribe Cannabineæ.
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- n. hops: hardy perennial vines of Europe, North America and central and eastern Asia producing a latex sap; in some classifications included in the family Urticaceae
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July 17, 2009 at 4:09 AM no humulus lupus in there? one of the key ingredients in products like Tom's.
A: Hops are cultivated flowers (humulus lupulus) used for preservative and flavoring characteristics in beer.
The common hop, _humulus lupulus_, is propagated either by nursery plants or by cuttings.
On the sides of the hills I noticed abundance of the hop plant (humulus lupulus.) 16th.
Linneus enumerates but four diseases of plants; Erysyche, the white mucor or mould, with sessile tawny heads, with which the leaves are sprinkled, as is frequent on the hop, humulus, maple, acer, &c.
Hops, as Wikipedia will tell you, are the cone-shaped, female flower clusters that hang ever-so-gracefully off the lush vines of the humulus plant.
"Hops are not just for beer," said Craigen, noting that humulus lupus, or the common hop, can be found in bath oils, medicines and teas.