What does Hazel mean?

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ˈheɪ zəlHazel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazel, hazel tree, Pomaderris apetalanoun

    Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts

  2. hazelnoun

    the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)

  3. hazelnut, hazel, hazelnut treenoun

    any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk

  4. hazeladjective

    a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes

  5. hazeladjective

    of a light brown or yellowish brown color


  1. hazelnoun

    A tree or shrub of the genus Corylus, bearing edible nuts called hazelnuts or filberts.

  2. hazelnoun

    The nut of the hazel tree.

  3. hazelnoun

    The wood of a hazelnut tree.

  4. hazeladjective

    Of a greenish-brown colour. (often used to refer to eye colour)

  5. Hazelnoun

    from the plant or colour hazel. Popular in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century.

  6. Hazelnoun

    for someone who lived near a hazel tree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hazelnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. hasel, AS. hsel; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]

  2. Hazelnoun

    a miner's name for freestone

    Etymology: [OE. hasel, AS. hsel; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]

  3. Hazeladjective

    consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand

    Etymology: [OE. hasel, AS. hsel; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]

  4. Hazeladjective

    of a light brown color, like the hazelnut

    Etymology: [OE. hasel, AS. hsel; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal, hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus.]


  1. Hazel

    The hazels are a genus of deciduous trees and large shrubs native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. The genus is usually placed in the birch family Betulaceae, though some botanists split the hazels into a separate family Corylaceae. They have simple, rounded leaves with double-serrate margins. The flowers are produced very early in spring before the leaves, and are monoecious, with single-sex catkins, the male catkins are pale yellow and 5–12 cm long, and the female ones are very small and largely concealed in the buds, with only the bright-red, 1- to 3-mm-long styles visible. The seeds are nuts 1–2.5 cm long and 1–2 cm diameter, surrounded by an involucre which partly to fully encloses the nut. The shape and structure of the involucre, and also the growth habit, are important in the identification of the different species of hazel. ⁕ Male flowers of common hazel in early spring ⁕ Leaves and nuts of Turkish hazel: note the spiny involucres surrounding the nuts ⁕ Female flower of C. avellana

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hazel

    hā′zl, n. a bush or small tree of genus Corylus, of the oak family (Cupuliferæ), yielding an ovoid bony nut enclosed in a leafy involucre.—adj. pertaining to the hazel: of a light-brown colour, like a hazel-nut.—n. Hā′zeline, an alcoholic distillate from the Witch Hazel.—adj. Hā′zelly, light brown like the hazel-nut.—n. Hā′zel-nut, the nut of the hazel-tree. [A.S. hæsel; Ger. hasel, Ice. hasl, L. corulus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hazel

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed, shrub and tree.

    The hazel tree grows beautiful leaves and the hazelnut is a valued food it produces.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hazel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hazel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hazel in a Sentence

  1. Denise Hulett:

    What happens if the 4th Circuit remands, we'll wait for some indication in Judge Hazel's opinion.

  2. Rich Murphy:

    They can reconnect to their community in a capacity where it feels like they’re contributing, and that’s huge, when you give someone food and get to watch their eyes light up and you grew that. It’s a similar feeling to, ‘ you honored our country, thank you for your service. ’ Rich Murphy, at left, with a range of past and current participants in the Veterans to Farmers program at Rich Murphy home in Fort Collins, Colorado. ( Christopher Carbone/Fox News) Muranyi recently started working at Hazel Dell Mushrooms Farm in Fort Collins. Marine Corps veteran Dominic Muranyi helps out at the farmer’s market and spends three days per week assisting with growing and harvesting shitake, lion’s mane and other mushrooms.

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