Filbert definition

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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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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of filbert - filberd

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
filbert
Plural:
filberts

Origin of filbert

  • Earlier filbert-nut, Philibert-nut, from Anglo-Norman noix de filbert, so named because they are ripe near Saint Philibert’s Day.

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