Acorn vs Filbert - What's the difference?

acorn | filbert |


As nouns the difference between acorn and filbert

is that acorn is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while filbert is the hazelnut.

acorn

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  • (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  • (zoology) See acorn-shell .
  • (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  • Derived terms

    * acorn cup * acorn nut * acorn squash * eggcorn * ride a horse foaled by an acorn

    Holonyms

    * (fruit of an oak) oak

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

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    filbert

    English

    Alternative forms

    * filberd

    Noun

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

    * (nut) hazelnut * (tree) hazelnut

    Hyponyms

    * cobnut (usually the common hazel (Corylus avellana ) which grows in the UK and Europe)