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Adjective: hazel  hey-zul
  1. Of a light brown or yellowish brown colour
Noun: hazel  hey-zul
  1. Australian tree or shrub of the genus Corylus, bearing edible nuts called hazelnuts or filberts; grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood
    - hazel tree, Pomaderris apetala
     
  2. The fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
     
  3. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
    - hazelnut, hazelnut tree
     
  4. A shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the colour of someone's eyes

Derived forms: hazels

See also: chromatic

Type of: brown, brownness, nut tree, tree, wood

Part of: Corylus, genus Corylus, genus Pomaderris, Pomaderris

Encyclopedia: Hazel, South Dakota