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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 ?
I'll crush his ribs in like a rotten hazel-nut before I cross the threshold
Her eyes and hair were hazel-nut color; and her teeth, the upper row of which she displayed freely, were like fine Portland stone, and sloped outward enough to have spoilt her mouth, had they not been supported by a rich under lip, and a finely curved, impudent chin.
There was once upon a time a couple who had no children, and they prayed Heaven every day to send them a child, though it were no bigger than a hazel-nut.
At one end was the receipted bill for the 287,000 francs, and at the other was a diamond as large as a hazel-nut, with these words on a small slip of parchment: -- Julie's Dowry.
He had progressed from hazel-nut shade to that of roasted coffee, and on the very day when the frightful events took place at the Hague which we have related in the preceding chapters, we find him, about one o'clock in the day, gathering from the border the young suckers raised from tulips of the colour of roasted coffee; and which, being expected to flower for the first time in the spring of 1675, would undoubtedly produce the large black tulip required by the Haarlem Society.
His shaven face was as brown as a hazel-nut, tanned and dried by the weather, with harsh, well-marked features, which were not improved by a long white scar which stretched from the corner of his left nostril to the angle of the jaw.