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1 small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe [syn: cobnut, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis]
2 nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus [syn: hazelnut, cobnut, cob]

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see Filbert



The hazelnut is called a filbert because the plant blooms on St. Filbert’s Day in parts of the Near East.


  1. A small nut that grows on large bushes. The hazelnut. (usually the American Hazel (Corylus americana) which is common in Oregon.)
  2. A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.


  • cobnut (usually the Common Hazel (Corylus avellana) which grows in the UK and Europe.)
  • hazelnut

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