Definitions of hazelnut
  1. noun
    any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
    synonyms: hazel, hazelnut tree
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    American hazel, Corylus americana
    nut-bearing shrub of eastern North America
    Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis, cobnut, filbert
    small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
    Corylus cornuta, beaked hazelnut
    hazel of western United States with conspicuous beaklike involucres on the nuts
    type of:
    nut tree
    tree bearing edible nuts
  2. noun
    nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    synonyms: cob, cobnut, filbert
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    type of:
    edible nut
    a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
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