Hobblebush

Hob"ble*bush`

(?), n. (Bot.) A low bush (Viburnum lantanoides) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also shinhopple.
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Hob"ble*de*hoy`

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Hob"ble*te*hoy`

(?), } n.
[Written also hobbetyhoy, hobbarddehoy, hobbedehoy, hobdehoy.]
[ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and OF. hoi to-day; perh. the orig. sense was, an upstart of to-day.] A youth between boy and man; an awkward, gawky young fellow . [Colloq.]
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All the men, boys, and hobbledehoys attached to the farm.
Dickens. .
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