Filbert meaning

fĭl'bərt
The edible nut of a hazel, esp. of a cultivated European tree (Corylus avellana or C. maxima); hazelnut.
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A tree bearing this nut.
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The hazel tree.
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A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.
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Origin of filbert

  • Middle English from Old French (nois de) filbert (nut of) Philbert after Saint Philibert (died 684), whose feast day in late August coincides with the ripening of the nut
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Earlier filbert-nut, Philibert-nut, from Anglo-Norman noix de filbert, so named because they are ripe near Saint Philibert’s Day.
    From Wiktionary