hazel

[ hey-zuh l ]
/ ˈheɪ zəl /

noun

adjective

Origin of hazel

before 900; Middle English hasel; Old English hæs(e)l; cognate with German Hasel, Old Norse hasl, Latin corylus hazel shrub

OTHER WORDS FROM hazel

ha·zel·ly, adjective

Definition for hazel (2 of 2)

Hazel
[ hey-zuh l ]
/ ˈheɪ zəl /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for hazel

hazel
/ (ˈheɪzəl) /

noun

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
the wood of any of these trees
short for hazelnut
  1. a light yellowish-brown colour
  2. (as adjective)hazel eyes

Word Origin for hazel

Old English hæsel; related to Old Norse hasl, Old High German hasala, Latin corylus, Old Irish coll
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