Definition of "hazelnut" []

  • The edible nut of a hazel, having a hard smooth brown shell. Also called filbert. (noun)
  • The nut of a hazel shrub, having a smooth shiny hard shell (noun)

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Use "hazelnut" in a sentence
  • "You can taste oatmeal and butter, along with sugar and a bit of salt, with a hint of chocolate and hazelnut from the addition of a bit of Nutella to the batter."
  • "Unlike almonds and walnuts, the hazelnut is considered a "true nut" since it is a dry, one-seeded fruit in itself."
  • "Research since then has revealed other yew species generate paclitaxel and taxanes as well, as do some fungi and certain hazelnut varieties."