• WordNet 3.6
    • n hazelnut nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    • n hazelnut any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Irish cream and Hazelnut are the most popular whole bean coffee flavorings.
    • n Hazelnut hā"z'l*nŭt` The nut of the hazel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hazelnut The nut of the hazel. It consists of a hard globose or ovoid pericarp inclosing a single pendulous seed composed of two equal, thick, fleshy hemispherical cotyledons with a very short superior radicle surrounded by a membranaceous testa, the whole inclosed in two large and more or less fleshy coherent bracts with foliaceous summits, in Corylus rostrata prolonged into a beak. The nuts are sometimes solitary, but usually more or less clustered. The nutritious and edible part, or “meat,” of the nut is the fleshy cotyledons, which are very agreeably flavored. Hazelnutoil is used in mixing paints and perfumes. It is also taken for coughs.
    • n hazelnut The plant which bears the hazelnut. See hazel.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hæselhnutu,


In literature:

I had encountered them the preceding year when my mother had taken me to the hazelnut canyons.
"Before Adam" by Jack London
From the hazelnut she drew her own beauty, and handsome equipment for her husband.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
We'd hold hazelnuts in our hands.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
A lump of sour butter for lunch and a sardine and a hazelnut for dinner.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
Our native hazelnuts can be improved by selection and crossing with the filberts.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Also there was the butternut and the wild hazelnut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
We wish to find some of the very best of filberts or hazelnuts, that we shall probably cultivate in bush form.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
One day when the nuts were ripe, Willie took his basket and went to pick hazelnuts.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Mulberries, persimmons, and hazelnuts were found on the shores.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Between his knees he held his Panama hat, which was filled with ripe hazelnuts.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
He repeated the words Johnny and Hazelnut, and then laughed again, until he made the woods ring with his merriment.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott
There's a jolly lot of honeysuckle and hazelnuts in these hedges later on.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The delicious pecan flourished, and walnuts, hazelnuts and hickory nuts were found in great plenty.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The hazelnut is next best, then perhaps the peanut and the beechnut.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
The export of hazelnuts is not separately recorded, but the annual average production is stated to be approximately 120,000 okes.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
The Grand Duke only took hazelnuts, which he cracked with his teeth.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
For he had not even known the hazelnut bush or the whortleberry in their haunts.
"Seldwyla Folks" by Gottfried Keller
Hazelnuts also came from Pontus; walnuts, again, came originally from Persia.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss
Having scalded and blanched some hazelnuts, pound them to a paste in a mortar, adding gradually a small quantity of butter.
"Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed." by Sulpice Barué
Put four ounces of butter in the pan and cook to the color of a hazelnut.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler

In news:

1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts .
Using a spatula, fold in chocolate chips, hazelnuts and apple.
Kahlua French Vanilla and Kahlua Hazelnut are two new indulgent additions to the Kahlua range.
Now, you can drink your hazelnut liquor and eat it too.
And if you're celebrating Passover and avoiding flour and leavening, you'll find Almond Macaroon Fingers or Chocolate-Hazelnut Macaroons particularly delectable.
Walnuts, macadamias, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and pecans are healthful and kosher.
As I type this I'm sitting in an XL comfy sweater while sipping on hazelnut coffee.
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar .
Chocolate & Hazelnut Frozen Yogurt.
Carrot and Papaya Smoothie With Hazelnuts and Pistachios.
Farro Salad With Roasted Rutabaga, Ricotta Salata and Hazelnuts.
Farro Salad With Roasted Rutabaga , Ricotta Salata and Hazelnuts.
Swiss Chard with Lemon and Hazelnuts.
Second Home's grilled Colorado peach salad comes with peach vinaigrette, arugula, whiskey cheddar cheese and toasted hazelnuts.
Chef-owner Maria Hines's stunning mini duck burgers and hazelnut-brown butter cake just earned her a James Beard nomination.