ha·​zel·​nut | \ˈhā-zəl-ˌnət \

Definition of hazelnut 

: the brown nut of a hazel

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Japanese flavors and ingredients inflect many of her dishes, as with the baked carrots with hazelnut and Nikka Black whiskey foam. Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Restaurants in Paris," 4 Mar. 2018 If just almonds aren't enough for you, try adding one or two other nuts, like hazelnuts or pecans. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Nut Butter With Any Kind of Nut," 9 Nov. 2018 Fold in farro, squash, blue cheese, hazelnuts, and pomegranate seeds. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Farro-and-Acorn Squash Salad," 30 Oct. 2018 There was a big batch of Snaps being infused with sea buckthorn, an acidic fruit that grows near the sea in the summer and plastic containers full of hazelnuts steeping in Snaps, which will appear on the fall menu. Laura Itzkowitz, Vogue, "How Local Nordic Ingredients Are Transforming Copenhagen's Cocktail Scene," 15 Oct. 2018 Mix buttery hazelnut streaks into the underside of your hair for extra dimension. Lillian Chen, Seventeen, "8 Super Cute Fall Hair Color Trends That Will Make You Crave a PSL," 23 July 2018 On May 14, 1946, Ferrero officially founded the Ferrero Co., where the hazelnut cocoa paste was manufactured and packaged. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cocoa tax led to creation of Nutella," 2 Feb. 2018 Not much, as Ferrero—the company that makes Nutella— has a pretty firm hold on the hazelnut confection market. Wilder Davies, Time, "Lindt Has a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread to Help You Make Every Meal Dessert," 3 July 2018 Dinner began with a market garden salad topped with Pecorino, toasted hazelnuts, and a truffle vinaigrette, followed by a choice of dover sole meunière or slow-roasted lamb for the entrée. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Meggie Kempner’s Gorgeous Garden Wedding in Beverly Hills," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of hazelnut

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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