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filbert

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noun fil·bert \ˈfil-bərt\

Definition of filbert

  1. 1 :  either of two Eurasian hazels (Corylus avellana and C. maxima)

  2. 2 :  the sweet thick-shelled nut of the filbert; broadly :  hazelnut



Origin of filbert

Middle English, from Anglo-French philber, from St. Philibert †684 Frankish abbot whose feast day falls in the nutting season


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with filbert


FILBERT Defined for Kids

filbert

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noun fil·bert \ˈfil-bərt\

Definition of filbert for Students

  1. :  the hazel or its nut




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