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1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.

2. A dance; especially, an informal dance of ball. Hop, skip (or step), and jump, a game or athletic sport in which the participants cover as much ground as possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession.

1. (Science: botany) a climbing plant (humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).

2. The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.

3. The fruit of the dog-rose. See hip. Hop back.

see 1st back.

(Science: botany) hop clover, the climbing vine or stalk of the hop.

Origin: oe. Hoppe; akin to D. Hop, hoppe, OHG. Hopfo, g. Hopfen; cf. LL. Hupa, W. Hopez, Armor. Houpez, and Icel. Humall, SW. & dan. Humle.

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