HyperDic: hops

English > 1 sense of the word hops:
NOUNplanthops, hoptwining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes
hops > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'ps
RhymesOps ... tops: 6 rhymes with aaps...
English > hops: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningTwining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
Synonymhop
Member ofHumulus, genus Humulushops
NarrowerAmerican hop, Humulus americanusNative American plant sometimes confused with the European hop
Japanese hop, Humulus japonicusOrnamental vine native to eastern Asia
common hop, common hops, bine, European hop, Humulus lupulusEuropean twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors
BroadervineA plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
Spanishlúpulo
Catalanllúpol

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