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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The edible nut of a hazel, having a hard smooth brown shell. Also called filbert.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fruit of the hazel tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The nut of the hazel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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