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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filbert  \Fil"bert\,  n.  [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.]  (Bot.) 
  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. 
 
  Note:  In  England  filberts  are  usually  large  hazelnuts, 
  especially  the  nuts  from  selected  and  cultivated  trees. 
  The  American  hazelnuts  are  of  two  other  species. 
 
  {Filbert  gall}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  gall  resembling  a  filbert  in 
  form  growing  in  clusters  on  grapevines.  It  is  produced  by 
  the  larva  of  a  gallfly  ({Cecidomyia}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filbert 
  n  1:  small  nut-bearing  tree  much  grown  in  Europe  [syn:  {cobnut}, 
  {Corylus  avellana},  {Corylus  avellana  grandis}] 
  2:  nut  of  any  of  several  trees  of  the  genus  Corylus  [syn:  {hazelnut}, 
  {cobnut},  {cob}] 




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