ha·​zel·​nut ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət How to pronounce hazelnut (audio)
: the brown nut of a hazel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The hazelnuts and chocolate-hazelnut spread in these triple-chocolate cookies nod to Piedmont, Italy. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 11 Nov. 2022 Sip the season away with this hot cocoa advent calendar that includes dark and double dark, hazelnut, creamy vanilla, peppermint, and salted caramel cocoas. Hannah Jones, Country Living, 4 Nov. 2022 Gift recipients can relax every night with a cup of cocoa in caramel, cinnamon, crème brulee, dark chocolate, gingerbread, hazelnut, Irish cream, mocha, peppermint, raspberry, vanilla and white chocolate flavors. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2022 According to the local tourist office, there are some 250,000 acres of vineyards, as well as olive groves and hazelnut farms in this section of northern Italy. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2022 This green bean stir-fry is a punchy holiday side dish, featuring a crunchy hazelnut-sage topping and a lush brown butter vinaigrette. Hetty Lui Mckinnon, Bon Appétit, 18 Oct. 2022 Cook them until caramelized and top with a buttery hazelnut sauce. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2022 Aside from the fun events, the coffee house promises more subtle nods to the reality giant, including fun coffee names like the Trip to Paradise, which is a banana hazelnut iced latte. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2022 Petit fours, raspberry dark chocolate and a hazelnut macaron finish off the feast. John Mariani, Forbes, 6 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Hazelnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazelnut. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



ha·​zel·​nut -ˌnət How to pronounce hazelnut (audio)
: the nut of a hazel

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