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  • adj. In the form of four unhusked filberts; as, an avellane cross.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In the form of four unhusked filberts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, resembling a filbert: specifically said of a cross each of whose arms resembles the filbert in its outer sheath, sometimes blazoned as four filberts conjoined in cross.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to filberts or hazelnuts

Etymologies

Italian avellana ("filbert"), from Latin Avella or Abella, a city of Campania. (Wiktionary)

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