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avellan

adjective avel·lan \ə-ˈve-lən\

Definition of AVELLAN

of a heraldic cross
:  having the four arms shaped like conventionalized filberts — see cross illustration

Variants of AVELLAN

avel·lan or avel·lane \ə-ˈve-ˌlān, ˈa-və-ˌlān\
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Origin of AVELLAN

Latin abellana, avellana filbert, from feminine of Abellanus of Abella, from Abella, ancient town in Italy
First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with AVELLAN

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