noun wal·nut \ˈwl-(ˌ)nət\

: a type of tree that produces large nuts which can be eaten

: the nut of a walnut tree

: the wood of a walnut tree

Full Definition of WALNUT

a :  the furrowed nut of any of a genus (Juglans of the family Juglandaceae, the walnut family) of deciduous trees; especially :  the large edible nut of an English walnut
b :  a tree that bears walnuts
c :  the wood of a walnut that is often used for cabinetmaking and veneers
:  a moderate reddish brown

Examples of WALNUT

  1. The banana bread has walnuts in it.
  2. The recipe calls for a cup of chopped walnuts.
  3. a table made of walnut

Origin of WALNUT

Middle English walnot, from Old English wealhhnutu, literally, foreign nut, from Wealh Welshman, foreigner + hnutu nut — more at welsh, nut
First Known Use: before 12th century


geographical name

Definition of WALNUT

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