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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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  • There was not a stick in sight, and not a stone bigger than a hazelnut; but there was the rattler.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • At the end of the first month (lunar) it is about the size of a hazelnut.


    William J. Robinson
  • It was an enormous diamond, the size of a hazelnut and beautifully cut.

  • This cabinet is called the Tribuna and in it is a pearl as big as an hazelnut.

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

  • As soon as Uncle John had finished, Mary handed him a hazelnut.

    How We are Fed James Franklin Chamberlain
  • A lump of sour butter for lunch and a sardine and a hazelnut for dinner.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • "Well, I might not be so lucky as to have a hazelnut bush to help me," spoke Susie.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods

    Howard R. Garis
  • From the hazelnut she drew her own beauty, and handsome equipment for her husband.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
British Dictionary definitions for hazelnut


the nut of a hazel shrub, having a smooth shiny hard shell Also called filbert, (Brit) cobnut, (Brit) cob
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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