filbert

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Earlier filbert-nut, Philibert-nut, from Anglo-Norman noix de filbert, so named because they are ripe near Saint Philibert’s Day.

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filbert (plural filberts)

  1. The hazelnut.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2
      I'll bring thee / To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get thee / Young scamels from the rock.
  2. The hazel tree.
  3. A paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a curving, tongue-shaped head.

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