Definitions of hazel
  1. noun
    Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
    synonyms: Pomaderris apetala, hazel tree
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    type of:
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  2. noun
    any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
    synonyms: hazelnut, 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
  3. noun
    the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
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    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  4. noun
    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
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    type of:
    brown, brownness
    an orange of low brightness and saturation
  5. adjective
    of a light brown or yellowish brown color
    being or having or characterized by hue
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