Juglans

noun Ju·glans \ˈjüˌglanz\

Definition of Juglans

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Juglandaceae) of walnut trees characterized by the separation of the pith of the branchlets into thin plates and by the indehiscent husk and furrowed shell of the fruit — see black walnut, butternut, english walnut

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Origin and Etymology of juglans

New Latin Jugland-, Juglans, from Latin jugland-, juglans walnut, from ju- (from Juppiter, god of the sky) + gland-, glans acorn — more at deity, gland


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