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[hey-zuh l-nuht] /ˈheɪ zəlˌnʌt/
the nut of the hazel; filbert.
Origin of hazelnut
before 900; Middle English haselnote, Old English hæselhnutu. See hazel, nut Unabridged
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  • As soon as Uncle John had finished, Mary handed him a hazelnut.

    How We are Fed James Franklin Chamberlain
  • At the end of the first month (lunar) it is about the size of a hazelnut.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • Kitty had a nut doll, whose head was a hazelnut, and its body an English walnut.

    Marjorie's Busy Days Carolyn Wells
  • It was an enormous diamond, the size of a hazelnut and beautifully cut.

  • I had encountered them the preceding year when my mother had taken me to the hazelnut canyons.

    Before Adam Jack London
  • Put four ounces of butter in the pan and cook to the color of a hazelnut.

  • Often in old pastures one finds forlorn, scraggly looking bushes and is told they are hazelnut bushes.

  • A lump of sour butter for lunch and a sardine and a hazelnut for dinner.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • Next came a hazelnut, then a butternut, and last of all a fat kernel of yellow corn.

    Among the Forest People Clara Dillingham Pierson
British Dictionary definitions for hazelnut


the nut of a hazel shrub, having a smooth shiny hard shell Also called filbert, (Brit) cobnut, (Brit) cob
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Word Origin and History for hazelnut

Old English hæselhnutu; see hazel + nut. Cf. Dutch hazelnoot, Old High German hasalnuz, German hasselnusz.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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