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1. See hazel.
2. See hazelnut.

[Middle English, from Old French (nois de) filbert, (nut of) Philbert, after Saint Philibert (died 684), whose feast day in late August coincides with the ripening of the nut.]


1. (Plants) any of several N temperate shrubs of the genus Corylus, esp C. maxima, that have edible rounded brown nuts: family Corylaceae
2. (Plants) Also called: hazelnut or cobnut the nut of any of these shrubs
[C14: named after St Philbert, 7th-century Frankish abbot, because the nuts are ripe around his feast day, Aug 22]


(ˈfɪl bərt)

1. the thick-shelled edible nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel, esp. of Corylus avellana, of Europe.
2. a tree or shrub bearing such nuts.
[1250–1300; Middle English, short for filbert nut, so called because ripe by Aug. 22 (St. Philbert's day)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filbert - small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europefilbert - small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
hazelnut, hazelnut tree, hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
2.filbert - nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
hazelnut, hazelnut tree, hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk


[ˈfɪlbət] Navellana f


n (Bot) (= tree)Haselnussstrauch m; (= nut)Haselnuss f
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This nut," he continued, with playful solemnity, "while so many of his brethren have fallen and been trodden under foot, is still in possession of all the happiness that a hazel nut can be supposed capable of.
However, an unlucky school-boy aimed a hazel nut directly at my head, which very narrowly missed me; otherwise it came with so much violence, that it would have infallibly knocked out my brains, for it was almost as large as a small pumpkin, but I had the satisfaction to see the young rogue well beaten, and turned out of the room.
One of these, a stout well-set yeoman, arrayed in Lincoln green, having twelve arrows stuck in his belt, with a baldric and badge of silver, and a bow of six feet length in his hand, turned short round, and while his countenance, which his constant exposure to weather had rendered brown as a hazel nut, grew darker with anger, he advised the Jew to remember that all the wealth he had acquired by sucking the blood of his miserable victims had but swelled him like a bloated spider, which might be overlooked while he kept in a comer, but would be crushed if it ventured into the light.
It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.
The lane they followed was so solitary that the hazel nuts had remained on the boughs till they slipped from their shells, and the blackberries hung in heavy clusters.
It always makes me smile that the confident male catkins are well recognised as they show off and herald the spring and the little humble female flowers are the ones that go unnoticed and yet do all the work to produce the hazel nut in the autumn.
It comes despite a plunge in the cost of hazel nut imports.
Many growers have responded to Eastern filbert blight, a deadly fungus that has decimated hazel nut orchards, by replacing diseased trees with younger disease- resistant varieties.
Abstractions includes colors such as grape and apricot, dahlia red, stonewashed blue, hazel nut and vineyard green.
The nuts and seeds oils are made from gently pressed nuts and seeds like almonds, Siberian cedar nut, hazel nut, apricot kernel, walnut, flax, sesame, grapeseed, pumpkin seed etc, some of which are roasted to lend an extra flavour.
Eat it grilled or poached with a cherry tomato, roasted hazel nut and smoked paprika salsa.
When she held the hazel nut in her hand she said, "He made it.