Definition of American hazel
1. Noun. Nut-bearing shrub of eastern North America.
Lexicographical Neighbors of American Hazel
Literary usage of American hazel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Northern Shrubs and how to Identify Them: A Handbook for the Nature-lover by Harriet Louise Keeler (1903)
"Winter Branch of american hazel-nut. Catkins scattered along the branch, ... The fruit of the american hazel resembles the filbert of commerce ; in flavor ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Two species are native to the United States, the american hazel (Corylus Americana), and the beaked or California ha/el (Corylus rostrata), neither of which ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1876)
"Shall we say that these ferns and along with them-our two species of American Hazel and many other familiar plants, have propagated themselves unchanged for ..."
4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... intermixed in the vallies with the sugar-tree and the fagus sylvatica, and on the hills, with an undergrowth of the american hazel, and the shot-bush or ..."