ha·​zel·​nut | \ ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət How to pronounce hazelnut (audio) \

Definition of hazelnut

: the brown nut of a hazel

Examples of hazelnut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let cool briefly and serve…or eat it all yourself, with chocolate or hazelnut gelato if desired. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Veggie Burger 2.0: Better than beef? It’s possible!," 27 Aug. 2020 To prepare hazelnut crust: Adjust an oven rack to the middle of the oven. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "More must-bake cookies, from Twin Cities author Sarah Kieffer," 19 Aug. 2020 The beer: Grainworks Old Ghosts, a milk stout with hazelnut, chocolate and caramel. Matt Koesters, The Enquirer, "Let's experiment with beer floats, because why not?," 2 July 2020 Other flavors include hazelnut latte, Key lime pie, peanut brittle, truffle honey and more. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 Or Chickow, their double hazelnut double brown ale. Matt Koesters, Cincinnati.com, "These are the top 5 breweries in Greater Cincinnati right now," 11 June 2020 Same goes for the hazelnut, honey, peanut butter and reduced sugar versions of Uncrustables — a line of frozen sandwiches and pockets — and jams and jellies aside from strawberry, grape, blackberry, raspberry and orange marmalade. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Why brands like Oreo are cutting back on wacky flavors right now," 8 June 2020 Once home to farms growing apples, berries, hazelnuts, and other crops, the Valley is now known for its wines, with more than 500 wineries producing Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Syrah, and Willamette Valley’s celebrated Pinot Noir. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Travel in June," 13 Mar. 2020 This single discarded piece of ancient chewing gum tells us that the ancient woman, who Schroeder and his colleagues have nicknamed Lola, was probably lactose intolerant, ate duck and hazelnuts, and may recently have had pneumonia. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient “chewing gum” contains a 5,700-year-old genome," 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hazelnut

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hazelnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazelnut. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hazelnut

: the nut of a hazel


ha·​zel·​nut | \ ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət How to pronounce hazelnut (audio) \

Kids Definition of hazelnut

: the nut of a hazel

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