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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 ?
Then he bought for the first two the fine clothes and pearls and diamonds they had asked for: and on his way home, as he rode through a green copse, a hazel twig brushed against him, and almost pushed off his hat: so he broke it off and brought it away; and when he got home he gave it to his daughter.
And then the girl's mother gave him the clew, for when she addressed her daughter she called her Hazel.
And this was Hazel Strong--Jane Porter's best friend!
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.
I'm going to pick by myself apart from all the rest, or else my efforts will make no show," he said, and he left the edge of the forest where they were walking on low silky grass between old birch trees standing far apart, and went more into the heart of the wood, where between the white birch trunks there were gray trunks of aspen and dark bushes of hazel.
The duchess asked Sancho how he had fared on that long journey, to which Sancho replied, "I felt, senora, that we were flying through the region of fire, as my master told me, and I wanted to uncover my eyes for a bit; but my master, when I asked leave to uncover myself, would not let me; but as I have a little bit of curiosity about me, and a desire to know what is forbidden and kept from me, quietly and without anyone seeing me I drew aside the handkerchief covering my eyes ever so little, close to my nose, and from underneath looked towards the earth, and it seemed to me that it was altogether no bigger than a grain of mustard seed, and that the men walking on it were little bigger than hazel nuts; so you may see how high we must have got to then.
To this the duchess said, "Sancho, my friend, mind what you are saying; it seems you could not have seen the earth, but only the men walking on it; for if the earth looked to you like a grain of mustard seed, and each man like a hazel nut, one man alone would have covered the whole earth.
In bed, he could not sleep because of his pain, and hour by hour she worked over him, renewing the hot compresses over his bruises, soothing the lacerations with witch hazel and cold cream and the tenderest of finger tips.
There is an apparent triviality in the action with the scissors, but your discernment perceives at once that there is a design in it which makes it eminently worthy of a large-headed, long-limbed young man; for you see that Lucy wants the scissors, and is compelled, reluctant as she may be, to shake her ringlets back, raise her soft hazel eyes, smile playfully down on the face that is so very nearly on a level with her knee, and holding out her little shell-pink palm, to say,--
His eyes were blood-shot at the edges, with scarcely a rim of white round the hazel pupils.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.