MacDaniels, Laurence H. Horticultural Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
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A nut from any plant in the genus Corylus; also called hazelnut. About 15 species are recognized; they are distributed widely over the North Temperate Zone and range in size from shrubs to tall trees. Filberts in commerce are derived mostly from the European species, C. avellana and C. maxima. Hybrids of these with the American species, C. americana, are grown sparingly in the eastern United States. See also: Fagales; Nut crop culture
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