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ha·zel

 (hā′zəl)
n.
1. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus that bear edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk, especially the American species C. americana or the widely cultivated Eurasian species C. avellana. Also called filbert, hazelnut.
2. A light brown or yellowish brown.

[Middle English hasel, from Old English hæsel.]

ha′zel adj.

hazel

(ˈheɪzəl)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: cob any of several shrubs of the N temperate genus Corylus, esp C. avellana, having oval serrated leaves and edible rounded brown nuts: family Corylaceae
2. (Plants) the wood of any of these trees
3. (Plants) short for hazelnut
4. (Colours)
a. a light yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): hazel eyes.
[Old English hæsel; related to Old Norse hasl, Old High German hasala, Latin corylus, Old Irish coll]

ha•zel

(ˈheɪ zəl)

n.
1. any small tree or shrub of the genus Corylus, of the birch family, having toothed ovate leaves and edible nuts.
2. the wood of any of these trees.
3. the hazelnut or filbert.
4. a light golden- or greenish-brown color.
adj.
5. pertaining to the hazel.
6. made of the wood of the hazel.
7. of the color hazel.
[before 900; Middle English hasel, Old English hæs(e)l, c. Middle Dutch hasel, Old High German hasal, Latin corylus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hazel - Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nutshazel - Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
hazel - the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
genus Pomaderris, Pomaderris - a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees
2.hazel - the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
hazelnut, hazelnut tree, hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
hazel, hazel tree, Pomaderris apetala - Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.hazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy huskhazel - any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
cob, cobnut, filbert, hazelnut - nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
Corylus, genus Corylus - deciduous monoecious nut-bearing shrubs of small trees: hazel; sometimes placed in the subfamily or family Corylaceae
hazel - the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
American hazel, Corylus americana - nut-bearing shrub of eastern North America
cobnut, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis, filbert - small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
beaked hazelnut, Corylus cornuta - hazel of western United States with conspicuous beaklike involucres on the nuts
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
4.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
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation
Adj.1.hazel - of a light brown or yellowish brown color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
بُنّي، عَسَليشَجَرَة البُنْدُق
lískaoříškově hnědý
hasseltræ
avelo
pähkinäpuu
mogyorómogyoróbarnamogyoróbokor
hesliviîurljósbrúnn
lazdynaslazdyno riešutasšviesiai rudas
gaišbrūnslazda
lieskaorieškovohnedý
leskalešnik
elâfındık ağacı

hazel

[ˈheɪzl]
A. N (tree) → avellano m
B. ADJ [eyes] → color de avellana adj inv

hazel

[ˈheɪzəl]
n (= tree) → noisetier m
adj [eyes] → noisette inv

hazel

n (Bot) → Haselnussstrauch m, → Haselbusch m
adj (colour) → haselnuss- or hellbraun

hazel

[ˈheɪzl]
1. n (tree) → nocciolo
2. adj (eyes) → (color) nocciola inv

hazel

(ˈheizl) noun
a kind of small tree on which nuts grow.
adjective
of a light-brown colour. hazel eyes.
ˈhazel-nut noun
the edible nut of the hazel.
References in classic literature ?
His hazel eyes were little and shrewd, like his mother's, but more sly and suspicious; they fairly snapped at the food.
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.
They had each cut a great hazel stick for a riding-whip, and laid it on a little too hard; but I took it in good part, till at last I thought we had had enough, so I stopped two or three times by way of a hint.
She came and shook hand with me when she heard that I was her governess; and as I led her in to breakfast, I addressed some phrases to her in her own tongue: she replied briefly at first, but after we were seated at the table, and she had examined me some ten minutes with her large hazel eyes, she suddenly commenced chattering fluently.
Norah's soft, secret, hazel eyes sank to the ground; she said no more.
Notwithstanding the occasional exhortation and chiding of his companion, the noise of the horsemen's feet continuing to approach, Wamba could not be prevented from lingering occasionally on the road, upon every pretence which occurred; now catching from the hazel a cluster of half-ripe nuts, and now turning his head to leer after a cottage maiden who crossed their path.
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.
I will go and return quickly," said Sancho; "cheer up that little heart of yours, master mine, for at the present moment you seem to have got one no bigger than a hazel nut; remember what they say, that a stout heart breaks bad luck, and that where there are no fletches there are no pegs; and moreover they say, the hare jumps up where it's not looked for.
His eyes were blood-shot at the edges, with scarcely a rim of white round the hazel pupils.
Her eyes were a light hazel, they were lovely eyes, full of life, and capable of expressing love as well as sullen hatred.
In his general state, Ilbrahim would derive enjoyment from the most trifling events, and from every object about him; he seemed to discover rich treasures of happiness, by a faculty analogous to that of the witch hazel, which points to hidden gold where all is barren to the eye.
Maria, however, not only bestowed a glance at the youth from her laughing hazel ones, but found utterance for her tongue also.