Definition of Humulus
1. Noun. Hops: hardy perennial vines of Europe, North America and central and eastern Asia producing a latex sap; in some classifications included in the family Urticaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Cannabidaceae, Family Cannabidaceae, Hemp Family
Member holonyms: Hop, Hops
Medical Definition of Humulus
1. 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: hops. Origin: Mediev. L. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Humulus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Guide to Therapeutics and Materia Medica by Robert Farquharson (1877)
"... of humulus lupulus, US Lupulina. The yellow powder separated from the ... of humulus lupulus, US OFFICINAL PREPARATIONS, ..."
2. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Levi Farr Warner (1892)
"humulus (HOPS). What are its origin and composition ? humulus is the ... humulus has been recommended in combination with tinct. capsici as a substitute for ..."
3. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"humulus (Hops) Official in every edition of USP, from 1820 to 1910. Hops, humulus Lupulus, is a climbing vine found in thickets and along river banks ..."