from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun deciduous monoecious trees of Europe and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae


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