|1.||Also called: cob any of several shrubs of the N temperate genus Corylus, esp C. avellana, having oval serrated leaves and edible rounded brown nuts: family Corylaceae|
|2.||the wood of any of these trees|
|3.||short for hazelnut|
|4.||a. a light yellowish-brown colour|
|b. (as adjective): hazel eyes|
|[Old English hæsel; related to Old Norse hasl, Old High German hasala, Latin corylus, Old Irish coll]|
"Thou wilt quarrell with a man for cracking Nuts, hauing no reason, but because thou hast hasell eyes."
Heb. luz, (Gen. 30:37), a nutbearing tree. The Hebrew word is rendered in the Vulgate by amygdalinus, "the almond-tree," which is probably correct. That tree flourishes in Syria.