1 small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe [syn: cobnut, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis]
EtymologyThe hazelnut is called a filbert because the plant blooms on St. Filbert’s Day in parts of the Near East.
- A small nut that grows on large bushes. The hazelnut. (usually the American Hazel (Corylus americana) which is common in Oregon.)
- A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.
Filbert can mean the following:
- Corylus maxima, a species of hazel
- Filbert, West Virginia
- a type of artists' paintbrush with an elongated flat bristle with a rounded or circular tip
- Filburt, a character of the TV show Rocko's Modern Life
- Slang: a lunatic; an individual wholly unhinged; predominant neurotic tendencies (e.g., "a nut").