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Hazel

Hazel

1. Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand. I sit me down beside the hazel grove. (Keble)

2. Of a light brown colour, like the hazelnut. Thou hast hazel eyes.

3. (Science: botany) a shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the c. Avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are c. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and c. Rostrata. See filbert.

4. A miners name for freestone. Hazel earth, soil suitable for the hazel; a fertile loam.

5. (Science: ornithology) hazel grouse, a European grouse (Bonasa betulina), allied to the American ruffed grouse. Hazel hoe, a kind of grub hoe. Witch hazel. See witch-hazel, and hamamelis.

Origin: oe. Hasel, as. Haesel; akin to D. Hazelaar, g. Hazel, OHG. Hasal, hasala, Icel. Hasl, dan & Sw. Hassel, L. Corylus, for cosylus.


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Genetics behind hazel eyes?

From doing many genetic classes, my take is that there are actual hazel alleles that produce a greenish-brown, but a combination of a light brown and a darker green will get it as well.

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by Darby
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:48 am
 
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Genetics behind hazel eyes?

... bb). My grandfather however has brown eyes so of course he has at least 1 allele for brown eyes, the other unknown. Now, my mother however has hazel eyes (green with small specs of brown at times) which confuses me a lot as to how she got that and what her alleles are (although I am sure she ...

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by Montario
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 pm
 
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Re: two different color eyes

I have two different colorerd eyes too-one is green and one is a yellowish gold. The doctor said it was a hazel until it lightened from a genetic mutation my family apparently has. Most people have two different colored eyes because both of your parents carried different dominant/recessive ...

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by Shri
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:32 pm
 
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Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: two different color eyes

Multi colored eyes are called here in the US, heterochromia iridium. my ex-father-in-law was half native-american and had one brown eye and one hazel-green eye . he also had no facial hair for a beard, lots of curly / dark hair on his head, and very little body hair. his wife has very light blue ...

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by LeLu
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:55 am
 
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Re: two different color eyes

... part of one iris is a different color from its remainder. I have Heterochomia. My eye color nor was my hair color inherited. my mom has hazel eyes and my dad has green. But I have one Yellowish Blue eye and one Reddish Green eye! (I know the red part is hard to believe but that what ...

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by CaitlynLillis
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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