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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hornbeam  \Horn"beam`\,  n.  [See  {Beam}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  of  the  genus  {Carpinus}  ({C.  Americana}),  having  a 
  smooth  gray  bark  and  a  ridged  trunk,  the  wood  being  white  and 
  very  hard.  It  is  common  along  the  banks  of  streams  in  the 
  United  States,  and  is  also  called  {ironwood}.  The  English 
  hornbeam  is  {C.  Betulus}.  The  American  is  called  also  {blue 
  beech}  and  {water  beech}. 
 
  {Hop  hornbeam}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Hop}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hornbeam 
  n  :  any  of  several  trees  or  shrubs  of  the  genus  Carpinus 




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