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Synonyms for hazel

Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts

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

any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk

a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish

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of a light brown or yellowish brown color

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Alongside Pete in Hazels are vocalist and guitarist James Gibbons, bassist Thomas Errington and guitarists Robbie O'Neill and Matthew Duffy.
Joining Hazels on stage are support acts The Castells and Street Party in Soho.
Hazels will also be headlining The Cluny on Sunday, February 15 for'Little Buildings Showcase' which starts at 7pm, and dates for gigs in London and Manchester are to follow.
Hazel was born in Worcester; her parents were the late James P.
Witch hazels are strong growing, their spreading and ascending branches making them suited to most gardens, thriving best in lime-free soil and are happiest out of the wind in half shade.
Relatively slow growing, witch hazels when mature are 15-20ft tall but take many years to reach that height.
In addition to winter flowers, witch hazels also colour well in autumn, the large rounded leaves turning a rich butter yellow, apart from "Arnold Promise" and the red and orange flowered cultivars whose leaves turn red or purplish orange.
Perversely, we need to wait until mid-winter to see one of the finest flowering shrubs in the garden - witch hazel.
For most of the year it is often mistaken for common hazel, until mid-January when the bare twigs of hamamelis are covered with spidery tassels of yellow or reddish scented flowers, which survive even the most severe frost.
Shining like a beacon in an otherwise lifeless garden, the witch hazel is rated more highly than the most splendid spring flowering shrubs, with which it does not compete, standing as it does in splendid winter isolation.
The plant got its name from the early settlers in Virginia who, having discovered a woodland shrub very similar (but unrelated) to the European common hazel, used its branches as divining rods to locate underground springs and streams.
On account of these supposed magical powers it became known as witch hazel, although by the time it was introduced into Europe from the colonies the real magic was found to lie in its winter flowers.
There are five species of witch hazel in the wild, three in North America and one each in China and Japan.
But for the early settlers, the importance of witch hazel, in addition to its water-locating qualities, was not the flowers but the twigs and leaves which the colonists distilled into an essence for treating bruises.
Hazel was the wife of the late Leonard McComb and the daughter of the late Dorothea (Ladue) Stuart.