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Definition of Hazel


  1. A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the C. avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are C. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and C. rostrata. See Filbert.
  2. A miner's name for freestone.
  3. Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.
  4. Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.

Hazel Translations

hazel in French is noisetier
hazel in Italian is nocciolo
hazel in Spanish is avellano