cobnut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cobnut nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    • n cobnut small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cobnut A game played by children with nuts.
    • Cobnut (Com) A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cobnut A round nut; a large hazelnut.
    • n cobnut A children's game, played with cobnuts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cobnut a large variety of the hazel-nut: a game played by children with nuts
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. conn. with Cop.

Usage

In literature:

Is it marls (marbles) or cobnuts?
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
The West Indian bananas keep company with sweet St. Michaels from the Azores, and with Spanish cobnuts from Barcelona.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
Is it marls (marbles) or cobnuts?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
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