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 Peruse a medley of pastries to-go, including fruit danishes, raspberry or hazelnut beignets, and an assortment of croissants. Nicole Schnitzler, chicagotribune.com, 31 Aug. 2021 While Fouin made a hazelnut oil and raspberry vinaigrette, Rauzy prepared some fresh French beans, sourced from a farm in the area, to add to the salad. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Milk options will include oat, almond, soy, skim and whole, and a handful of beverage flavorings will be available, including vanilla and hazelnut. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2021 Plant bushes that make food like the American hazelnut. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 July 2021 Desserts include olive oil cake with strawberry compote and citrus mascarpone; the Wicked sundae with caramel corn, brownie chunk and chocolate ice cream; chocolate tart with a hazelnut crust; and black cherry cheesecake with cornflake crumble. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Cheesemaking classes are on hold until the pandemic subsides a bit more, but in the meantime, don’t miss tasting the Broncha, a European-style hard cheese with notes of hazelnut and sweet grasses, made with goat and cow milk. Kazz Regelman, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 Customers can also enjoy the shop’s signature honey, chocolate and hazelnut soft serve. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, 22 June 2021 Another menu highlight is roasted cauliflower with herbed hazelnut crumble and garlic curry mayo. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 4 May 2021

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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 17 Sep. 2021.

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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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