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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