Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Her.) In the form of four unhusked filberts.

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

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  • adjective pertaining to filberts or hazelnuts

Etymologies

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

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