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: a Chilean tree (Gevuina avellana) of the family Proteaceae with tough wood, evergreen foliage, and white flowers succeeded by red fruit containing oily edible seeds

Word History


Spanish, from avellana hazelnut, filbert, from Latin abellana, avellana

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“Avellano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avellano. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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