hazel

Definitions

  • Hazel nuts
    Hazel nuts
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hazel of a light brown or yellowish brown color
    • n hazel 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
    • n hazel any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
    • n hazel the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
    • n hazel Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hazel A miner's name for freestone.
    • Hazel (Bot) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the Corylus avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are Corylus Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and Corylus rostrata. See Filbert.
    • Hazel Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand. "I sit me down beside the hazel grove."
    • Hazel Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut. "Thou hast hazel eyes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hazel A plant of the genus Corylus, shrubs or small trees belonging to the natural order Cupuliferæ, or oak family, and giving name to the tribe Coryleæ, to which the hornbeams also belong. The European hazel, Corylus Avellana, may become a small tree, and its wood has valuable qualities. The American hazel, C. Americana, is a bush, usually growing in dense thickets from which it excludes nearly all other vegetation. The beaked hazel is C. rostrata, the more northern of the American species. Impressions of leaves have been found in a fossil state which cannot be distinguished from the leaves of C. Americana and C. rostrata. These impressions occur in what is known to geologists as the Fort Union group, of Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary age, in the lower Yellowstone valley in Montana. The type is therefore very ancient. See Corylus.
    • hazel Made of or belonging to the hazel.
    • hazel Of a light-brown color, like the hazelnut.
    • n hazel The wood of the sweet-gum, Liquidambar Styraciflua: a common use of the word among lumbermen and builders of the eastern United States.
    • n hazel In Australia, either of two small evergreen trees of the buckthorn family, Pomaderris apetala and P. lanigera, yielding excellent wood. See bastard dogwood
    • n hazel cooper's-wood, and Pomaderris.
    • n hazel A soil consisting of a mixture of gravel or sand, clay, and loam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hazel hā′zl a bush or small tree of genus Corylus, of the oak family (Cupuliferæ), yielding an ovoid bony nut enclosed in a leafy involucre
    • adj Hazel pertaining to the hazel: of a light-brown colour, like a hazel-nut
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hasel, AS. hæsel,; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus,

Usage

In literature:

When her breath came less painfully, Hazel made a fitful little attempt to drop a quiet word of reason into his ear.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
Steve stole a tin cup and slipped quietly off through the hazel bushes.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Two little streams of tears began to roll down Hazel's cheeks.
"Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories" by Howard B. Famous
However, the largest black bass that the fishermen had ever seen was on my hook in the hazel brush.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Doctor Deming: I have never been able to understand why more attention hasn't been given to the hazels.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Wild hazels grow here on both limestone and granite soils.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Dex and Hazel were seeing eye-to-eye, even in the dark, and I worried about the effect on the others.
"Question of Comfort" by Les Collins
We do not have hazels.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Supernumerary leaf of hazel 355 186.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
The hazel, the almond and others, though offering possibilities, had better be left to those further advanced in the art of nut growing.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The Witch-hazel you buy in the drugstores, is made out of the bark of this tree.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
THE CHAIRMAN: Are any varieties of European hazels immune?
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Hazel trees different to ours; a good deal of nuts.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
There are eight or ten varieties of hazels and about sixty seedlings for grafting later on.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
They stopped in a patch of hazel and hewed with their axes.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
It related to the huckleberries and hazel nuts in the old man's birch woods.
"Mike Marble" by Uncle Frank
Now the next is that we hazel a field and fight therein.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
On the west side, above the road, there was a thick copse of hazel, oak, and birch.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Presently they came to the Witch's cottage, snuggled away in a hollow and hidden from the road by a tangle of witch hazel shrubs.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Or else there would be a creaking in the hazel-bush's branches; and that was quite as uncanny as a regular ghost-story.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
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In poetry:

Till with the hazel in his hand,
Still drowned in thought it thus befell;
He drew a letter on the sand—­
The letter L.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Then turning up his hazel eyes,
Which questioning light shone through,
He said, "that prayer sounds very nice,--
Is He your Father too?"
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
Oh, my hazel-eyed mother,
I looked behind the mulberry bush
And saw you standing there.
You were all in white
With a star on your forehead.
"Oh, My Hazel-Eyed Mother" by Hilda Conkling
"Oh, my ain bridegroom is tall an' fair,
An' straucht as a hazel tree,
An' licht is the touch o' his han' in mine,
When he speaks in the gloamin' to me.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
And as like Absalom they're fair,
Than Samson, they must stronger are —
They more than match Hazel's flight —
They are all, as God's angels, bright.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
O Love! the hazel-wand may fail,
But thou canst lend the surer spell,
That, passing over Baca’s vale,
Repeats the old-time miracle,
And makes the desert-land a well.
"Hazel Blossoms" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The Bauman Fine Arts Series at Hazel Park Congregational United Church of Christ will present several concerts: Monday, December 03, 2012.
Edgar , Hazel Smithberger.
Edgar and Hazel Smithberger of Lower Salem Route will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22.
In this Aug 16, 2010 file photo, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr Bill Hazel speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.
C-Tran on Thursday released video footage of the moments leading up to the fatal crash on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell on Tuesday.
Prospects like Jeremy Hazell, Jonathan Mitchell prepared for anything to follow their dream.
Hazel Dell — Is the fabled Fountain of Youth in the First Congregational United Church of Christ's 180-foot stained glass skylight.
Lonnie, as he was known to all, was born in Tannersville on January 22, 1927 son of the late Lemuel Chichester Gale and Hazel Wright Gale .
She was born April 30, 1916, in Amsden to the late Leroy and Hazel (Keckler) Durst.
Relax Purdue fans, Hazell will throw.
Services for Hazel M Yaros were held Friday, Dec 7, 2012, at St John Catholic Church with Father Todd Dominique officiating.
Homeless man damaged cop car to get arrested, Hazel Park police say.
Hazel Koechley, 97, of Bellevue, died Friday, Dec 7, 2012, at The Willows at Bellevue.
Hazel Sheckles, 93, formerly of Keithsburg and Seaton died Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
VANDERVEER, Hazel Mary, 95, of Hillman died Dec 3, 2012, at Hillman Haven.
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In science:

Hazel Perfect, A generalization of Rado’s theorem on independent transversals, Proc.
Computing Tropical Resultants
Birtles, R. J., Hazel, S. M., Bennett, M., Bown, K., Raoult, D. and Begon, M. (2001) Longitudinal monitoring of the dynamics of infections due to Bartonel la species in UK woodland rodents.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
Chantrey, J., Meyer, H., Baxby, D., Begon, M., Bown, K. J., Hazel S. M., Jones, T., Montgomery, W. I. and Bennett, M. (1999) Cowpox: reservoir hosts and geographic range.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
Hazel has been recently parallelized to cope with large-scale inversions, scaling roughly linearly with the number of processors.
Extracting information from the data flood of new solar telescopes. Brainstorming
Above a certain size of the database, the search algorithm turns out to be slower than an inversion code based on the LM algorithm like Hazel.
Extracting information from the data flood of new solar telescopes. Brainstorming
Spurred by the increase in computing power in recent times, much effort has gone into increasing the level of detail and self-consistency in the treatment of the basic physics, non-LTE (NICOLE) and scattering polarization effects (HELIX, HAZEL, etc.).
Spatially coupled inversion of spectro-polarimetric image data I: Method and first results
An Extraction of Vcb from the Semi-Leptonic ¯B → D∗ Decay UKQCD Collaboration, presented by Nicholas Hazel. a Edinburgh Preprint 93/538.
An Extraction of Vcb from the Semi-Leptonic B->D* Decay
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