• Definition for "ostrya"
    • A genus of apetalous trees, the hop-hornbeams, regarding…
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ostrya definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of apetalous trees, the hop-hornbeams, regarding the purchase Cupuliferæ, or oak family members, while the tribe Coryleæ, known by the cone-like fruit of flattish-inflated membranaceous bracts inclosing tiny sessile bony peanuts.
    • deciduous monoecious woods of European countries and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or household Carpinaceae
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