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butternut

noun but·ter·nut \-ˌnət\

Definition of BUTTERNUT

1
:  an eastern North American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the walnut family with sweet egg-shaped nuts and light brown wood —called also white walnut
2
a :  a light yellowish brown
b plural :  homespun overalls dyed brown with a butternut extract
c :  a soldier or partisan of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

First Known Use of BUTTERNUT

1741
BUTTERNUT Defined for Kids

butternut

noun but·ter·nut \ˈbə-tər-ˌnət\

Definition of BUTTERNUT for Kids

:  an eastern North American tree that has sweet egg-shaped nuts

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