Hazel

Definition of Hazel

Ha´zel   Pronunciation: hā´z'l
n.1.(Bot.) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the Corylus avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are Corylus Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and Corylus rostrata. See Filbert.
2.A miner's name for freestone.
Hazel earth
soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam.
Hazel grouse
(Zool.) a European grouse (Bonasa betulina), allied to the American ruffed grouse.
Hazel hoe
a kind of grub hoe.
Witch hazel
See Witch-hazel, and Hamamelis.
a.1.Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.
I sit me down beside the hazel grove.
- Keble.
2.Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.

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