Definition of Hazel

1. Noun. Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts.

Exact synonyms: Hazel Tree, Pomaderris Apetala
Generic synonyms: Tree
Group relationships: Genus Pomaderris, Pomaderris



2. Adjective. Of a light brown or yellowish brown color.
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. The fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris).
Substance meronyms: Hazelnut, Hazelnut Tree, Hazel Tree, Pomaderris Apetala
Generic synonyms: Wood

4. Noun. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk.

5. 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.
Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness

Definition of Hazel

1. n. 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.

2. a. Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.

Definition of Hazel

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) from the plant or colour hazel. Popular in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English dot=) for someone who lived near a hazel tree. ¹

3. Noun. A tree or shrub of the genus ''Corylus'', bearing edible nuts called hazelnuts or filberts. ¹

4. Noun. The nut of the hazel tree. ¹

5. Noun. The wood of a hazelnut tree. ¹

6. Noun. A greenish-brown colour, the colour of a ripe hazelnut. ¹

7. Adjective. Of a greenish-brown colour. (often used to refer to eye colour) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hazel

1. a shrub [n -S] - See also: shrub

Medical Definition of Hazel

1. 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 colour, like the hazelnut. "Thou hast hazel eyes." 3. 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. 4. A miner's name for freestone. Hazel earth, soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam. 5. Hazel grouse, 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. Origin: OE. Hasel, AS. Haesel; akin to D. Hazelaar, G. Hazel, OHG. Hasal, hasala, Icel. Hasl, Dan & Sw. Hassel, L. Corylus, for cosylus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hazel

hazardous material
hazardous materials
hazardous substances
hazardous waste
hazardously
hazardousness
hazardousnesses
hazardproof
hazardry
hazards
haze
haze over
hazed
hazee
hazees
hazel (current term)
hazel alder
hazel grouse
hazel grouses
hazel mouse
hazel tree
hazeless
hazelhen
hazelhens
hazelly
hazelnut
hazelnut milk
hazelnut tree
hazelnutlike
hazelnuts

Literary usage of Hazel

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1. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"And you 're not tired yet of these iron bonds of matrimony 1 hazel. ... hazel. Failed! You have not failed! You have made me too happy. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The light charcoal afforded by seen projecting beyond the hazel serves well for crayons, and he catkin ¡s valued by gunpowder manufacturers. a^ine°from"the* ..."

3. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"It is also frequently utilized in more secular concoctions. The common name is supposed to be a corruption of the Greek word lor immortality. WITCH-hazel. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"hazel-nuts, under the name of Barcelona or Spanish nuts, are largely exported from France and Portugal, and especially Tarragona and other places in Spain. ..."

5. Alsea Texts and Myths by Leo Joachim Frachtenberg (1920)
"One day the children took a hazel twig and began twisting it until it was soft. Only the inner part of the twig remained hard. ..."

6. Natural Inheritance by Francis Galton (1889)
"hazel. Dark. 2746 267 165 430 TABLE 17. 569 61 85 302 1175 121 86 216 ... hazel. Dark. 127 13 25 32 Data limited to the eye-colours of the 2 parents. ..."

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