ha·zel·nut | \ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət \

Definition of hazelnut 

: the brown nut of a hazel

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So what does this mean for the original hazelnut chocolate spread? Wilder Davies, Time, "Lindt Has a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread to Help You Make Every Meal Dessert," 3 July 2018 Next door, Millie's Homemade Ice Cream is taking homespun sweets to new heights, with delicate flavors like lavender, Vietnamese coffee, pistachio rose and salted hazelnut. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Pittsburgh, America's Most Underrated City," 17 Aug. 2016 Established in 1997, a mix of oak and hazelnut trees were inoculated with the spores of French Périgord truffles, the second most valuable tuber after the Italian white truffle. Christina Liao, Vogue, "Why You Should Be Going to Australia for Fresh Black Truffles," 12 July 2018 Spread hazelnut meal or flour evenly on a baking sheet. Charlotte Druckman, WSJ, "Build a Better Banana Bread," 23 May 2018 During a recent visit, the bakery’s display case overflowed with a bounty of gluten-free goodies: Pistachio pound cake, lemon angel food cake, vegan oatmeal cookies, flourless hazelnut brownies and raspberry almond scones. Amanda M. Fairbanks, San Francisco Chronicle, "Meet the baker behind Marin’s first gluten-free bakery," 17 May 2018 Everything in the cafe is inspired by a jar of the chocolate and hazelnut goodness. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "The world's first official Nutella cafe is opening in Chicago," 19 May 2017 Complete with crackling fires, a wrap-around patio to enjoy a post-dinner grappa and a buffet style breakfast where only the freshest of jams, croissants and hazelnut honey yogurts were on display, cabin living has never felt so chic. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...A Northern Italy Road Trip," 14 Nov. 2016 For the Hazelnut-Cocoa variation: Spread half of cookies with 1 teaspoon each hazelnut-cocoa spread instead of dulce de leche. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Dulce de Leche Sandwiches," 3 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of hazelnut

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hazelnut was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of hazelnut

: the nut of a hazel


ha·zel·nut | \ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət \

Kids Definition of hazelnut

: the nut of a hazel

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