filbert

Definition of filbert

fil´bert
n.1.(Bot.) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or Corylus maxima, also called the hazel; the hazelnut. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
2.(Bot.) The tree bearing the filbert; the hazelnut tree.
Filbert gall
(Zool.) a gall resembling a filbert in form, growing in clusters on grapevines. It is produced by the larva of a gallfly (Cecidomyia).

Related Words

cobnut, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis, hazel, hazelnut, hazelnut tree
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