Definition of Corylus

1. Noun. Deciduous monoecious nut-bearing shrubs of small trees: hazel; sometimes placed in the subfamily or family Corylaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Corylus
Generic synonyms: Hamamelid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Betulaceae, Birch Family, Family Betulaceae
Member holonyms: Hazel, Hazelnut, Hazelnut Tree

Definition of Corylus

1. a nut-bearing tree [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corylus

Corvus frugilegus
Corvus monedula
Corydalis claviculata
Corydalis sempervirens
Corydalis solida
Corydalus cornutus
Corylus americana
Corylus avellana
Corylus avellana grandis
Corylus cornuta
Corynebacterium acnes
Corynebacterium bovis
Corynebacterium enzymicum
Corynebacterium equi
Corynebacterium haemolyticum
Corynebacterium hofmannii
Corynebacterium kutscheri
Corynebacterium minutissimum

Literary usage of Corylus

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"corylus americana Walt. is chiefly remarkable for its absence in this region. I have found it only in Cherry County, ten miles east of Valentine and 20 ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"The numerous European and Asiatic varieties have probably been derived from three species: the common hazel (corylus Avellana L.), Lambert's hazel or ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1842)
"corylus Avellana maxima, Willd. Involucre (15—18 lines long) subcylindrical, a little longer than the nut; segments inciso- dentate at^the summit. ..."

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