black walnut

noun

Definition of black walnut 

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

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Inside, the trailer features a black walnut skin that gives it a dark, cozy feel. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Glamorous vintage camper is your midcentury dream home on wheels," 18 Oct. 2018 Herman’s also invites customers to take their espresso tonic up a notch through the use of bitters, with options like Aztec chocolate, black walnut, and smoked chili. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Coffee and tonic: The fizzy iced drink for cooling down this summer," 24 May 2018 Many plants die when grown near black walnut trees. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "You may love the look of lush perennials, but too-close plants breed problems," 27 June 2018 The cross and altar in the sanctuary, both designed and fabricated by local sculptor Beth Nybeck, incorporate raw steel and native black walnut. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Resurrection opens new Crossroads church that aims to be 'unafraid, raw, vulnerable'," 31 May 2018 And then came the Nocino, a complimentary digestif Nodler and Kincaid had steeped with unripe black walnuts from Green Meadow Farm along with lemon, brown sugar, and a complex array of spice. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 The river side is forested with cottonwoods, black walnut, willow, valley oak and sycamore trees. Al Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018 The black walnut of the counter tops reads more like living-room furniture. Margot Dougherty, WSJ, "A First-Time Homeowner Indulges a Love of Color," 10 May 2018 My Nightmoves cocktail — with rum, Cynar, vermouth and black walnut bitters — tasted, frankly, like acetone smells (not great). New York Times, "At a Denver Hotel, Art, Yoga Mats and Loaner Bikes," 7 Apr. 2018

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1610, in the meaning defined above

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