hazel

Definitions:

  • Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus <em>Corylus</em> that bear edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk, especially the American species <em>C. americana</em> or the widely cultivated Eurasian species <em>C. avellana.</em>
  • A light brown or yellowish brown.
  • The wood of the sweet-gum, <em>Liquidambar Styraciflua</em>: a common use of the word among lumbermen and builders of the eastern United States.
  • In Australia, either of two small evergreen trees of the buckthorn family, <em>Pomaderris apetala</em> and <em>P. lanigera</em>, yielding excellent wood. See <internalXref urlencoded="bastard">bastard</internalXref> <internalXref urlencoded="dogwood">dogwood</internalXref>
  • <em>cooper's-wood</em>, and <em>Pomaderris.</em>
  • A soil consisting of a mixture of gravel or sand, clay, and loam.
  • A plant of the genus <em>Corylus</em>, shrubs or small trees belonging to the natural order <em>Cupuliferæ</em>, or oak family, and giving name to the tribe <em>Coryleæ</em>, to which the hornbeams also belong.
  • Made of or belonging to the hazel.
  • Of a light-brown color, like the hazelnut.
  • Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel.
  • Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.
  • A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the <spn>Corylus avellana</spn>, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are <spn>Corylus Americana</spn>, which produces the common hazelnut, and <spn>Corylus rostrata</spn>. See <xref urlencoded="filbert">filbert</xref>.
  • A miner's name for freestone.
  • soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam.
  • a European grouse (<spn>Bonasa betulina</spn>), allied to the American ruffed grouse.
  • a kind of grub hoe.
  • See <er>Witch-hazel</er>, and <er>Hamamelis</er>.
  • A <xref>tree</xref> or <xref>shrub</xref> of the genus <xref>Corylus</xref>, bearing edible nuts called <xref>hazelnuts</xref> or <xref>filberts</xref>.
  • The nut of the hazel tree.
  • The wood of a hazelnut tree.
  • A greenish-brown colour, the colour of a ripe hazelnut.
  • Of a <xref>greenish</xref>-<xref>brown</xref> <xref>colour</xref>. (often used to refer to eye colour)
  • a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes
  • of a light brown or yellowish brown color
  • the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
  • Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
  • any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
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