- 1A cultivated hazel tree that bears edible oval nuts.
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- Genus Corylus, family Betulaceae: several species, in particular the Kentish cob (Corylus maxima)
- A 1960s ranch calls for a contemporary garden with a sculptural plant, such as a Japanese maple or contorted filbert.
- This super-sorter might be used to sort other crops, such as hazelnuts, also called filberts, and wheat, notes Pearson.
- Americans, in general, reserve the name hazelnut for their wild species, and call their cultivated nuts, which are almost all descended from European species, filberts.
- 1.1The nut of the filbert tree. Also called cob1.More example sentences
- Food proteins causing acute reactions in patients are few in number such as peanuts, walnuts, filberts, eggs, fish, crustaceans (shelled joint-legged aquatic animals), cotton seed, kiwi and lastly milk, and wheat (rare in adults).
- A broached brambleberry pie, a glass of wine and frothed tumbler of ale have been left in a disarray of pewter dishes and scattered filberts: untidy by Dutch standards, apart from the sharply ironed tablecloth.
- Place 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped filberts in well-greased 9-inch (3 L) tube pan.
- 2 (also filbert brush) A brush with bristles forming a flattened oval head, used in oil painting.More example sentences
- He'd come up with some charming excuse: he'd left his long filbert brush, he couldn't go on without it.
- Filberts are a compromise between flat and round brushes, being shaped to a slight curve at the tip to produce soft, tapered strokes.
- Filberts are one of the most useful brushes one can own, in fact with several different sizes, a painter can do just about anything.
Middle English fylberd, from Anglo-Norman French philbert, dialect French noix de filbert (so named because it is ripe about 20 August, the feast day of St Philibert).
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- The US English dictionary