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Meaning of HAZEL

Pronunciation:  'heyzul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  2. [n]  the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
  3. [n]  Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
  4. [adj]  of a light brown or yellowish brown color

HAZEL is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: chromatic, hazelnut, hazelnut tree
 See Also: American hazel, beaked hazelnut, cob, cobnut, Corylus, Corylus americana, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandis, Corylus cornuta, filbert, genus Corylus, genus Pomaderris, hazel, hazel tree, nut tree, Pomaderris, Pomaderris apetala, tree, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ha"zel\, n. [OE. hasel, AS. h[ae]sel; akin to D.
    hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw.
    hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]
    1. (Bot.) A shrub or small tree of the genus {Corylus}, as
       the {C. avellana}, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a
       mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species
       are {C. Americana}, which produces the common hazelnut,
       and {C. rostrata}. See {Filbert}. --Gray.
    2. A miner's name for freestone. --Raymond.
    {Hazel earth}, soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam.
    {Hazel grouse} (Zo["o]l.), 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}.
  2. \Ha"zel\, a.
    1. Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel;
       pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel
             I sit me down beside the hazel grove. --Keble.
    2. Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut. ``Thou hast
       hazel eyes.'' --Shak.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. luz, (Gen. 30:37), a nutbearing tree. The Hebrew word is rendered in the Vulgate by amygdalinus, "the almond-tree," which is probably correct. That tree flourishes in Syria.

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