Part of speech: adjective

Made of hazel- wood; dark- brown.

Part of speech: noun

A small tree of the oak family, yielding a small edible nut, the hazelnut.

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Usage examples "hazel":

  1. I thought he spent too much time in pushing the sale of shaving sticks, and bay rum, and witch hazel, but his twenty- five dollars' worth of stock rose to over sixty dollars and we built up quite a nice little sale for it. - "Dawson Black: Retail Merchant", Harold Whitehead.
  2. Wade's pleasant hazel eyes narrowed and hardened. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, chopped parsley, and bread- crumbs on them; place on each a piece of butter the size of a hazel- nut; put in the oven about ten minutes, and when done add a few drops of meat- gravy, to each, and serve hot. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.