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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The large edible nut of a cultivated variety of hazel.
  • n. The plant bearing this fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The nut of the common hazel (Corylus avellana); hazelnut
  • n. A game played by children with nuts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.
  • n. A game played by children with nuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A round nut; a large hazelnut.
  • n. A children's game, played with cobnuts.

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

  • n. small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
  • n. nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

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  • Hazelnut, so says Larouse Gastronomique and other sources. Great term for describing the size of an object being described - "Oh, it was about as big as a cobnut - very much larger than a garden pea or the eraser on a new pencil. Not nearly as big as a conker."

    February 18, 2010