from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of apetalous trees, the hop-hornbeams, of the order Cupuliferæ, or oak family, and the tribe Coryleæ, known by the cone-like fruit of flattish-inflated membranaceous bracts inclosing small sessile bony nuts.
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- n. deciduous monoecious trees of Europe and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae
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