avellan

adjective avel·lan \ ə-ˈve-lən \
variants: or avellane play \ə-ˈve-ˌlān, ˈa-və-ˌlān\

Definition of avellan

of a heraldic cross
: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


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