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filbert

[ fil-bert ]
/ ˈfɪl bərt /
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noun

the thick-shelled, edible nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel, especially of Corylus avellana, of Europe.
a tree or shrub bearing such nuts.

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Origin of filbert

1250–1300; Middle English, short for filbert nut, so called because ripe by Aug. 22 (St. Philbert's day)
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British Dictionary definitions for filbert

filbert
/ (ˈfɪlbət) /

noun

any of several N temperate shrubs of the genus Corylus, esp C. maxima, that have edible rounded brown nuts: family Corylaceae
Also called: hazelnut, cobnut the nut of any of these shrubs

Word Origin for filbert

C14: named after St Philbert, 7th-century Frankish abbot, because the nuts are ripe around his feast day, Aug 22
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