Avellane cross

Depiction of the heraldic "avellane cross" from A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry.

In heraldry, an avellane cross is a form of cross which resembles four hazel filberts in their husks or cases, joined together at the great end.[1] The term comes from the Latin name for the hazel, originally Nux avellana.[2][3] It was fairly rare in English heraldry.[4]


  1. ^ "Cyclopædia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences: Attachiamenta - azymus". digicoll.library.wisc.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ Berry, William (1828-01-01). Encyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry. Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper.
  3. ^ Whitmore, William Henry (1866-01-01). The Elements of Heraldry: Containing an Explanation of the Principles of the Science and a Glossary of the Technical Terms Employed. Lee & Shepard.
  4. ^ Parker, James (1894-01-01). A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. J. Parker.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.