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[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]
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)]
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|Noun||1.||filbert - small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe|
|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