avellan

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adjective avel·lan \ə-ˈve-lən\
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avellane

play \ə-ˈve-ˌlān, ˈa-və-ˌlān\

Definition of avellan

of a heraldic cross

  1. :  having the four arms shaped like conventionalized filberts — see cross illustration

Origin and Etymology of avellan

Latin abellana, avellana filbert, from feminine of Abellanus of Abella, from Abella, ancient town in Italy


First Known Use: 1610

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