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fil·bert

 (fĭl′bərt)
n.
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.]
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filbert

(ˈfɪlbət)
n
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]
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fil•bert

(ˈfɪl bərt)

n.
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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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
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Translations

filbert

[ˈfɪlbət] Navellana f
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filbert

n (Bot) (= tree)Haselnussstrauch m; (= nut)Haselnuss f
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References in classic literature ?
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." Then returning to his former earnest tone-- "My first wish for all whom I am interested in, is that they should be firm.
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.
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.
Apart from the fried chicken and signature sides, the Popeyes store in the Philippines has exclusive items such as the Filipino-style spaghetti, rice, as well as hazel nut and white chocolate biscuits.
The male catkins get all the attention as they wiggle about in the breeze like little lamb's tails and heralding the promise of spring being just around the corner, and yet it is the tiny little hazel flower that will develop into the hazel nut that we all know and love later in the year.
Sharing details of the project, Dr Aftab said cellulase enzymes would be used to target the cellulose and hemicellulose component of the hazel nut and other plants of Turkey.
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.