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hazel (n.)

Old English hæsl, hæsel, from Proto-Germanic *hasalaz (source also of Old Norse hasl, Middle Dutch hasel, German hasel), from PIE *koselo- "hazel" (source also of 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:

Thou wilt quarrell with a man for cracking Nuts, hauing no reason, but because thou hast hasell eyes.

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Definitions of hazel from WordNet
1
hazel (n.)
Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts;
Synonyms: hazel tree / Pomaderris apetala
hazel (n.)
the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris);
hazel (n.)
any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk;
Synonyms: hazelnut / hazelnut tree
hazel (n.)
a shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes;
2
hazel (adj.)
of a light brown or yellowish brown color;
From wordnet.princeton.edu