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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
hazel (=pale brown and slightly green or golden)
▪ He was a quiet, kindly man, with hazel eyes.
▪ The messenger departed in search of witch hazel for his neck, leaving Blondel even more despondent than before.
▪ For very oily skin or acne, you could use a more astringent base such as witch hazel.
▪ And the opening arms of the sky forget me Into the buried tunnel of hazels.
▪ Chunks of oak, ash, alder, beech, sycamore and hazel lay here and there, awaiting their miracles.
▪ For very oily skin or acne, you could use a more astringent base such as witch hazel.
▪ Freshly cut hazel can throw out branches 3m long in a season.
▪ One of the males used a length of cut hazel to pole the craft out of the willow wood and into clear water.
▪ Small wonder that hazel was viewed as a magical tree with protective powers.
▪ The fourth section is the Kitchen Garden with an avenue of Ballerina fruit trees, trained cherries and golden-leaved hazels.
▪ The messenger departed in search of witch hazel for his neck, leaving Blondel even more despondent than before.
▪ There was a grey squirrel nipping up and down a hazel tree near the stream.
▪ Ashputtel escaped back to the hazel tree and removed her gown and slippers, which the bird carried away.
▪ On the lower branch of a hazel tree, a greenish bird with a very white belly was singing vigorously.
▪ Big, hazel eyes and cold, blue ones.
▪ He had small shrewd hazel eyes that as a rule missed nothing.
▪ I use hazel stakes, cut in the autumn after the sap has receded.
▪ Once again this autumn, I lost the race with the squirrels to harvest the hazel nuts.
▪ There was a grey squirrel nipping up and down a hazel tree near the stream.
▪ Those hazel eyes, both dreamy and world-weary.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

colorful \colorful\ adj.

  1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.

    Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled]

    Syn: colourful.

  2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]

  3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome.

    Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.]

    Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hæsl, hæsel, from Proto-Germanic *hasalaz (cognates: Old Norse hasl, Middle Dutch hasel, German hasel), from PIE *koselo- "hazel" (cognates: Latin corulus, Old Irish coll "hazel"). Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet," 1592) was first to use it (in print) in the sense of "reddish-brown color of eyes" (in reference to the color of ripe hazel-nuts), when Mercutio accuses Benvolio of being testy with:Thou wilt quarrell with a man for cracking Nuts, hauing no reason, but because thou hast hasell eyes.


a. Of a greenish-brown colour. (often used to refer to eye colour) n. 1 A tree or shrub of the genus ''Corylus'', bearing edible nuts called hazelnuts or filberts. 2 The nut of the hazel tree. 3 The wood of a hazelnut tree. 4 A greenish-brown colour, the colour of a ripe hazelnut. 5 (context mining English) freestone


adj. of a light brown or yellowish brown color

  1. n. Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts [syn: hazel tree, Pomaderris apetala]

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

  3. any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk [syn: hazelnut, hazelnut tree]

Hazel, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 105
Housing Units (2000): 44
Land area (2000): 0.244571 sq. miles (0.633437 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.244571 sq. miles (0.633437 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27940
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.758926 N, 97.380800 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57242
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hazel, SD
Hazel, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
Population (2000): 440
Housing Units (2000): 223
Land area (2000): 0.379210 sq. miles (0.982149 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.379210 sq. miles (0.982149 sq. km)
FIPS code: 35380
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 36.504658 N, 88.325443 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 42049
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hazel, KY
Hazel (disambiguation)

Hazel is a genus of nut-bearing trees and shrubs, including common hazel.

Hazel may also refer to:

Hazel (comics)

Hazel is a single-panel cartoon series by Ted Key about a live-in maid who works for a middle-class family. The character of Hazel came to Key in 1943 during a dream that he drew the next morning and sent to The Saturday Evening Post, where it quickly became a popular series.

Hazel (band)

Hazel was an American alternative rock band based in Portland, Oregon. The band was a quartet, consisting of Jody Bleyle (drums and vocals), Pete Krebs (guitar and vocals), Brady Payne Smith (bass), and Fred Nemo (dancer). It lasted from 1992 to 1997.

Hazel (album)

Hazel is the seventh album by the experimental rock band Red Krayola, released on November 19, 1996 through Drag City.


The hazel (Corylus) is 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 (with the hornbeams and allied genera) into a separate family Corylaceae. The fruit of the hazel is the hazelnut.

Hazels 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 fruits are nuts 1–2.5 cm long and 1–2 cm diameter, surrounded by an involucre (husk) which partly to fully encloses the nut.

The shape and structure of the involucre, and also the growth habit (whether a tree or a suckering shrub), are important in the identification of the different species of hazel.

The pollen of hazel species, which are often the cause for allergies in late winter or early spring, can be identified under magnification (600X) by their characteristic granular exines bearing three conspicuous pores.

Hazel (TV series)

Hazel is an American sitcom about a fictional live-in maid named Hazel Burke ( Shirley Booth) and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in prime time from September 28, 1961, to April 11, 1966, and was produced by Screen Gems. The first four seasons of Hazel aired on NBC, and the fifth (and final) season aired on CBS. Season 1 was broadcast in black-and-white except for one episode which was in color, and seasons 2–5 were all broadcast in color. The show was based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.

Hazel (given name)

Hazel is a primarily female given name meaning " hazel", from the name of the tree or the color. It is derived from the Old English hæsel. It became a popular name in English-speaking countries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, along with other names of plants or trees used for girls.

The name was the 211th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2011. It was last popular at the turn of the 20th century, when it was among the 25 most popular names for girls. It declined in usage in the United States after the 1960s, but has been rising in popularity since 1998. The name ranked at No. 138 in 1990 on a census of popular names for women of all ages in the United States. It also was occasionally used for boys in the United States between 1900 and 1940. It was ranked as the 99th most popular name for girls born in Ireland in 2005.

Hazel (Sacramento RT)

Hazel is a side platformed Sacramento RT light rail station in Gold River, California, United States. The station was opened on October 15, 2005, and is operated by the Sacramento Regional Transit District. As part of the Gold Line, it has service to Downtown Sacramento, California State University, Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Folsom. The station is located on Folsom Boulevard at Rocket Circle, two blocks east of Hazel Avenue.

Usage examples of "hazel".

Over the next few days, Ronnie Bucca and Mel Hazel treated the Refai investigation like a federal case.

Half an hour later, Bucca and Hazel were sitting across from the nervous Egyptian at a table in a nearby conference room on the ninth floor.

Nemo looked up to see a long-legged man with hazel eyes, bushy dark eyebrows, and a ridiculously huge black mustache that balanced like a canoe upon his lip.

Hazel thinks that the only chance there is of returning Citrine to herself is to allow her to confront Melina.

Cal back down with the leather coat stuffed between his teeth, while Hazel fumbled with the straps beneath the colander to keep it in place.

She saw lines and planes so strong that she was reminded of a stone sculpture, straight dark brows over hazel eyes, and a high forehead creased in-pain?

Owen kept a wary eye on it as he followed Cyder and Hazel through the crush.

The figure brushed Cyder aside as though she was a child and stood smiling down at Hazel, ignoring Owen completely.

Still, Cyder had told him to make sure that Hazel and the Deathstalker went on their way undisturbed, and he always did what Cyder told him.

Sarah, a foolish, gossiping girl, who acted as nurse till better could be found, was waiting on them, and by the table sat Darkie, the black retriever, his long, curly back swaying slightly from the difficulty of holding himself up, and his solemn hazel eyes fixed very intently on each and all of the breakfast bowls.

The daze was lifting from Edh, but unearthliness brimmed the hazel eyes.

Her flashing hazel eyes, framed in dark rings, were stealthily following Erg Noor as he took his place at the instrument panels after a refreshing wave bath and a good meal.

By his agility and skill in using his stout staff of hazel and his shield the examinee was to defend himself, and without being struck full on.

These six were Sam and Sara Joplin, Fulgence and Hazel Sorrel, Buck Bigchester and Thelma Brightbrass.

A small paper cup, a pin, a jar of cold cream, Witch Hazel, and a tube of gelled rouge.