• WordNet 3.6
    • n filbert nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    • n filbert small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The nut "filbert" got its name from St. Philbert which is celebrated on August 22nd, which is also when the nut matures
    • filbert (Bot) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or Corylus maxima, also called the hazel; the hazelnut. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
    • filbert (Bot) The tree bearing the filbert; the hazelnut tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filbert A cultivated variety of the common hazelnut, Corylus Avellana. The Turkey filbert is the fruit of C. Colurna. See Corylus.
    • n filbert The shrub which bears the nut. Also called filbert-tree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Filbert fil′bert the nut of the cultivated hazel—(obs.) Fil′berd.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. fr. fill + bread, as filling the bread or husk; cf. G. bartnuss,lit., bread nut) filbert; or perh. named from a St.Philibert, whose day, Aug. 22, fell in the nutting season
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from St Philibert, whose day fell in the nutting season, Aug. 22 (O.S.).


In literature:

You may be sure we never wanted for filberts upon the rest of the day's journey.
"Through Canal-Land in a Canadian Canoe" by Vincent Hughes
Feed on the paste of filberts, or else knead And bake the flour of amber for thy bread.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Trees reported to have been least damaged were, first, butternuts, then hazels and filberts, black walnuts, hickories, Manchurian walnuts, Jap.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
In 1922 twenty varieties of filberts were obtained from a nursery near Rochester, N. Y.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
There are two features connected with the filbert that we ought to discuss right here.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
None of your society Barcelonas or suburban Filberts.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
At dusk the fire had been checked at Van Ness avenue and Filbert street.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The hazel nuts were very large, nearly the size of those sold as filberts.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The shrubs and filbert-trees soon took her from my sight.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
Walnuts and filberts are by no means common; but hickory-nuts and hazel-nuts are to be obtained in all the woods.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
The moment of fruition comes, and a filbert thumbnail spuds the hardened lozenge off the smooth glaze.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Frightened nearly out of her wits at sight of the queer trio, Filbert jumped up, and ran and hid behind the curtain.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
FILBERT, origin of the name, ii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The nails were filbert-shaped, and grimy with recent climbing.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
These fish were very much like filberts, Marie saw when she came closer.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Acorns are not ripe, nor pine nuts, nor filberts.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir
Katrine noticed the shape of the fingers, long, pointed, the nails filbert-shaped, and carefully manicured.
"An Unknown Lover" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I'm livin' at 1451-1/2 Filbert Street an' want my stuff.
"An Amateur Fireman" by James Otis
He was the permanent lodger by whom good Mrs. Filbert set much store.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
In short, this is a country of hop-gardens, cherry, apple, pear and filbert orchards, and quick-set hedges.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett

In poetry:

There white-haired urchins climb his eaves
And little watch-fires heap with leaves,
And milky filberts hoard;
And there his oldest daughter stands
With downcast eyes and skilful hands
Before her ironing-board.
"Supper at the Mill" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Send "Joanna Filbert " to a friend.
Filbert 's Old Time Draft Root Beer.
Reads the doubly exclamatory crawl across the bottom of Filbert 's relatively new website—but that's not quite true.
Filbert 's has been making their Old Time Draft Root Beer since 1926 in Bridgeport—that's 86 years.
Whatever you call it, Filbert 's is not a secret you need to keep.
Ryland Filbert , 8 months old, of Lehigh Acres, died Thursday, March 29, 2012.
Ryland Filbert , 8 months old, of Lehigh Acres died March 29, 2012.
The Filbert Street Community Garden, 'Riots & Rebirth', and violinist Chelsey Green.
Nutrition Coordinator at St Mary's Weight Loss Center Cory Filbert says take it easy.
The hazelnut or filbert, blooms and pollinates in the middle of the winter.
1 tablespoon finely chopped toasted hazelnuts (filberts).
A Safehouse Pictures/Filbert Steps Prods.
Center City sports bar, The Field House (1150 Filbert St.) was never really much of a dining destination, but with former Opa chef Andrew Brown coming abroad that's about to change.
Charles Lefevre (left) walks with grower Simon Cartwright in an orchard of English oak and filbert trees that have been inoculated with varieties of truffles.
Including Karen Filbert, left, and Ron Filbert, center, show their spirit as they exit a fan bus on Nov 30, 2012 at Dade Christian Academy in Miami.