Corylus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Corylus deciduous monoecious nut-bearing shrubs of small trees: hazel; sometimes placed in the subfamily or family Corylaceae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corylus A genus of shrubs or small trees, natural order Corylaceæ, including the common hazel. There are seven species, natives of the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, one of which is found in the Atlantic States and a second on the Pacific coast of North America. The common hazel of Europe, C. Avellana, yields the varieties of hazelnut, filbert, cobnut, etc. Some ornamental forms of this species are frequently cultivated. Turkey filberts, or Constantinople nuts, from Smyrna, etc., are the fruit of C. Colurna.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corylus kor′i-lus a genus of small trees, including the common hazel.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

My next work with members of the genus Corylus was discouraging.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
Hardiness is also being sought by crossing the Rush native hazel with varieties of Corylus avellana.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Corylus colurna is the only species of Corylus found here out of your list.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The Corylus pollen was placed in storage March 20, 1942, and the Juglans April 12, 1942.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
It is very difficult at the present time to import the ordinary wild hazel (Corylus avellana) from Europe for grafting purposes.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
Corylus Avellana (Common Hazel) pendula.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
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