American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cultivated variety of the common hazelnut, Corylus Avellana. The Turkey filbert is the fruit of C. Colurna. See Corylus.
- n. The shrub which bears the nut. Also called filbert-tree.
- n. The hazelnut.
- n. The hazel tree.
- n. A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or Corylus maxima, also called the hazel; the hazelnut. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
- n. (Bot.) The tree bearing the filbert; the hazelnut tree.
- n. nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
- n. small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
- Earlier filbert-nut, Philibert-nut (compare Norman French noix de filbert), because they are ripe near St. Philibert’s Day (22 August). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French (nois de) filbert, (nut of) Philbert, after Saint Philibert (died 684), whose feast day in late August coincides with the ripening of the nut. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The cob nut, as they call the filbert, is very common there, grown in hedges.”
“The elder and the berberry will grow anywhere, and require no particular care in their culture; the filbert is only a variety of the common hazel, and both are generally grown on the borders of walks, where they are planted from five to ten feet apart, according as they are to be trained upright or spreading.”
“A nut having a husk which extended and came together beyond the end of the nut was called filbert, meaning beard.”
“Another brush that has recently come into fashion is called a filbert shape (Class D) by the makers.”
“The filbert is the second highest in food value and I believe it is a nut adapted for a wider range of soils and climates in the North than any other nut.”
“In connection with our own hazel one would naturally think of the filbert, which is a European relative.”
“Happily, though, we came in good season for the green filbert, which is gathered in the fall of the year, being known then as the”
“The European filbert which is grown so successfully in Oregon and”
“The name "filbert" is a corruption of "full beard" and is properly applied only to those nuts in which the husk extends beyond the nut.”
“The pecan, the Japanese walnut, European hazel or more popularly called the "filbert" have all been given limited trials at various times.”
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What it says. Including the ones that aren't really nuts, like peanuts and almonds.
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