Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The edible nut of a hazel, having a hard smooth brown shell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The nut of the hazel.
  • noun The plant which bears the hazelnut. See hazel.

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

  • noun The nut of the hazel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The fruit of the hazel tree.

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

  • noun nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
  • noun any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk

Etymologies

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From Middle English haselnote, from Old English hæselhnutu ("hazelnut"), equivalent to hazel +‎ nut. Cognate with West Frisian hazzenút ("hazelnut").

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  • Same as a filbert.

    July 25, 2007