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hazel

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noun ha·zel \ˈhā-zəl\

Simple Definition of hazel

  • : a kind of bush or small tree that produces nuts

  • : a color that combines light brown with green and gray

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hazel

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Corylus and especially the American C. americana and the European C. avellana) of shrubs or small trees of the birch family bearing nuts enclosed in a leafy involucre

  2. 2 :  a light brown to strong yellowish brown

Origin of hazel

Middle English hasel, from Old English hæsel; akin to Old High German hasal hazel, Latin corulus


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

Rhymes with hazel


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hazel

adjective ha·zel

Definition of hazel

  1. 1 :  consisting of hazels or of the wood of the hazel

  2. 2 a :  of the color hazel b of eyes :  of a variable color averaging light greenish-grayish brown



14th Century

First Known Use of hazel

14th century


HAZEL Defined for Kids

hazel

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noun ha·zel \ˈhā-zəl\

Definition of hazel for Students

  1. 1 :  a shrub or small tree that bears an edible nut

  2. 2 :  a color that combines light brown with green and gray <hazel eyes>





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