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Definitions for filbert
ˈfɪl bərtfil·bert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cobnut, filbert, Corylus avellana, Corylus avellana grandisnoun

    small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe

  2. hazelnut, filbert, cobnut, cobnoun

    nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus


  1. filbertnoun

    (Bot.) The tree bearing the filbert; the hazelnut tree.


  1. filbertnoun

    The hazelnut.

  2. filbertnoun

    The hazel tree.

  3. filbertnoun

    A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.

  4. Etymology: Earlier filbert-nut, Philibert-nut (compare Norman French noix de filbert), because they are ripe near St. Philibert’s Day (22 August).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Filbertnoun

    A fine hazel nut with a thin shell.

    Etymology: This is derived by Franciscus Junius and Stephen Skinner from the long beards or husks, as corrupted from full beard, or full of beard. It probably had its name, like many other fruits, from some one that introduced or cultivated it; and is therefore corrupted from Filbert or Filibert, the name of him who brought it hither.

    In August comes fruit of all sorts; as plumbs, pears, apricots, barberries, filberts, muskmelons, monkshoods of all colours. Francis Bacon, Essay 47.

    Thou hast a brain, such as it is indeed!
    On what else should thy worm of fancy feed?
    Yet in a filbert I have often known
    Maggots survive, when all the kernel’s gone. Dorset.

    There is also another kind, called the filbert of Constantinople; the leaves and fruit of which are bigger than either of the former: the best are those of a thin shell. John Mortimer.


  1. filbert

    A filbert is a type of nut also known as hazelnut, which is produced by species of trees in the Corylus family, particularly Corylus avellana. It is characterized by its round to oval shape, pale cream color, and sweet, slightly nutty flavor. It can be eaten raw, roasted, or ground into a paste and is a common ingredient in various food products like chocolate and coffee. It is also used to produce oil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filbertnoun

    the fruit of the Corylus Avellana or hazel. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate

  2. Etymology: [Perh. fr. fill + bread, as filling the bread or husk; cf. G. bartnuss (lit., bread nut) filbert; or perh. named from a St.Philibert, whose day, Aug. 22, fell in the nutting season.]


  1. Filbert

    Corylus maxima, the filbert, is a species of hazel native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, from the Balkans to Ordu in Turkey. It is a deciduous shrub 6–10 m tall, with stems up to 20 cm thick. The leaves are rounded, 5–12 cm long by 4–10 cm broad, with a coarsely double-serrated margin. The flowers are wind-pollinated catkins produced in late winter; the male catkins are pale yellow, 5–10 cm long, while the female catkins are bright red and only 1–3 mm long. The fruit is a nut produced in clusters of 1–5 together; each nut is 1.5–2.5 cm long, fully enclosed in a 3–5 cm long, tubular involucre. The filbert is similar to the related common hazel, C. avellana, differing in having the nut more fully enclosed by the tubular involucre. This feature is shared by the beaked hazel C. cornuta of North America, and the Asian beaked hazel C. sieboldiana of eastern Asia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Filbert

    fil′bert, n. the nut of the cultivated hazel—(obs.) Fil′berd. [Prob. from St Philibert, whose day fell in the nutting season, Aug. 22 (O.S.).]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Filbert is ranked #26126 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Filbert surname appeared 937 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Filbert.

    94% or 881 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filbert in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filbert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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