Corylus

noun
Cor·​y·​lus | \ ˈkȯrələs \

Definition of Corylus

: a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Betulaceae) comprising the hazels and having the nut enclosed in a leafy involucre — see filbert

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History and Etymology for Corylus

New Latin, from Latin corylus, corulus hazel or filbert shrub

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“Corylus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corylus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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