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humulus

Pronunciation: hyu'mu-lus

Definition: The dried fruits (strobiles) of Humulus lupulus (family Moraceae), a climbing herb of central and northern Asia, Europe, and North America; an aromatic bitter, mildly sedative, and a diuretic; primarily used in the brewing industry for giving aroma and flavor to beer.

Synonym(s): hops

[Mediev. L.]

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