[syn: hop clover, shamrock, lesser yellow trefoil, Trifolium dubium]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hop \Hop\, n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G.
hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel.
humall, SW. & Dan. humle.]
1. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a
long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its
2. The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in
brewing to give a bitter taste.
3. The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.
Hop back. (Brewing) See under 1st Back.
Hop clover (Bot.), a species of yellow clover having heads
like hops in miniature (Trifolium agrarium, and
Hop flea (Zool.), a small flea beetle (Haltica concinna),
very injurious to hops.
Hop fly (Zool.), an aphid (Phorodon humuli), very
injurious to hop vines.
Hop froth fly (Zool.), an hemipterous insect (Aphrophora
interrupta), allied to the cockoo spits. It often does
great damage to hop vines.
Hop hornbeam (Bot.), an American tree of the genus Ostrya
(Ostrya Virginica) the American ironwood; also, a
European species (Ostrya vulgaris).
Hop moth (Zool.), a moth (Hypena humuli), which in the
larval state is very injurious to hop vines.
Hop picker, one who picks hops.
Hop pole, a pole used to support hop vines.
Hop tree (Bot.), a small American tree (Ptelia
trifoliata), having broad, flattened fruit in large
clusters, sometimes used as a substitute for hops.
Hop vine (Bot.), the climbing vine or stalk of the hop.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and
curved black pods; naturalized in North America [syn:
black medick, hop clover, yellow trefoil, nonesuch
clover, Medicago lupulina]
2: clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often
considered the true or original shamrock [syn: hop clover,
shamrock, lesser yellow trefoil, Trifolium dubium]