Origin of hazel
Definition for hazel (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for hazel
His hazel eyes actually glimmer and his brown hair, barely beginning to salt and pepper, curls up around a Seattle Seahawks cap.
Never have two people been more in love than Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster, and now one of them is about to die.
Gus asks Hazel to speak at his eventual funeral, but decides he wants to hear what she has to say first.
The movie ends with Hazel actually happy—she made the choice to be in love with Gus, and she likes that choice.
In Fault, Hazel is very fixated on meeting her idol, author Peter van Houten.Shailene Woodley on ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ That Nasty 'Time' Piece, and the F-Word|Marlow Stern|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Color flew into her thin cheeks, and the eyes that stared at Hazel's straw tam-o'-shanter grew dim.Jewel's Story Book|Clara Louise Burnham
"I should not be here had not Tommy and Hazel dragged me out," declared Margery.The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas|Janet Aldridge
Hazel ran out into the water until she was up to her neck, then she swam out.The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea|Janet Aldridge
There was a slumbering devil in Miss Hazel Weir, and it took little to wake her temper.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Like many other plants, the hazel has two kinds of flowers, which come out before the leaves.Miscellanea|Juliana Horatia Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for hazel
- a light yellowish-brown colour
- (as adjective)hazel eyes
Word Origin for hazel
Word Origin and History for hazel
Old English hæsl, hæsel, from Proto-Germanic *hasalaz (cf. Old Norse hasl, Middle Dutch hasel, German hasel), from PIE *koselo- "hazel" (cf. Latin corulus, Old Irish coll "hazel"). Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet," 1592) was first to use it (in print) in the sense of "reddish-brown color of eyes" (in reference to the color of ripe hazel-nuts), when Mercutio accuses Benvolio of being testy with:
Thou wilt quarrell with a man for cracking Nuts, hauing no reason, but because thou hast hasell eyes.