black walnut

noun

: a walnut (Juglans nigra) of eastern North America with hard strong heavy dark brown wood and oily edible nuts
also : its wood or nut

Examples of black walnut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crew saved every hardwood tree except one diseased black walnut. Page Leggett, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Constructed of solid black walnut wood, this table has plenty of elbow room for eight. Shannon Quimby, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Interior finishes include a mix of irregular flagstone and black walnut flooring, intricately detailed vaulted ceilings, a limestone staircase, and Venetian plaster walls. Mark David, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 Most cocktail drinkers will be familiar with Angostura, Peychaud’s, and orange bitters, so why not broaden their horizons with a set that includes variations like celery, cardamom and black walnut? Alaina Chou, Bon Appétit, 8 Dec. 2023 Acorns, black walnuts and hickory nuts are all forecasting a harsh winter for the Washington area, folklore says. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2023 Some of the trees, a mix of black walnut, oak and box elder, are more than 80 years old, Hart said. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 Hickory trees and black walnut trees have turned out an amazing crop of nuts as well. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2023 They are both located under a maple tree and all of them are very close to a 60-year-old English or black walnut. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black walnut was in 1610

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“Black walnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20walnut. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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black walnut

noun
: a walnut of eastern North America with hard strong heavy dark brown wood and oily edible nuts
also : its wood or nut
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