Definition of hop tree in English:

hop tree


  • A North American shrub or small tree with bitter fruit that was formerly used in brewing as a substitute for hops.

    • ‘Recently there has been some evidence that hop trees could have medicinal value and may even show promise in the treatment for cancer.’
    • ‘Another shrub with three leaflets like the hop tree is the bladder nut.’
    • ‘I've had a few Giant Swallowtails laying eggs on my hop trees in the butterfly garden.’
    • ‘We passed hop trees and Indian plums on the first pathway before it twisted downward into a valley.’
    • ‘The name hop tree originates from the use of the fruits as a substitute for hops in brewing.’