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Related to American hophornbeam: American hornbeam, European hornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, Eastern Hophornbeam
American hophornbeam[ə‚mer·ə·kən ‚häp′hȯrn‚bēm]
Ostrya virginiana. A species widely distributed in the eastern half of the United States and in the highlands of southern Mexico and Guatemala; it may reach a height of 60 feet (18 meters) and can be recognized by its fruit, which closely resembles that of the hop vine, and by its very scaly bark.
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