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hazelnut

[hey-zuh l-nuht]
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noun
  1. the nut of the hazel; filbert.

Origin of hazelnut

before 900; Middle English haselnote, Old English hæselhnutu. See hazel, nut
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hazelnut

noun
  1. the nut of a hazel shrub, having a smooth shiny hard shellAlso called: filbert, (Brit) cobnut, (Brit) cob
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Word Origin and History for hazelnut

n.

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

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