black walnut


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

Examples of black walnut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sanctuary is nestled among tulip poplar, black walnut, and sourwood trees in the mountains of northern Georgia. Greg Kahn, National Geographic, "Sanctuary for retired lab chimps embroiled in dispute over quality of its care," 8 July 2020 When Hogg was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, the president of the State Horticultural Society carried out his wishes, planting two pecan trees at his head and a native black walnut at his feet. Paula Allen,, "Hunt is on for massive San Antonio pecan tree photographed in early 1900s by controversial eugenics promoter," 13 June 2020 The kitchen provides a Viking gas stove, black walnut wood countertops and updated cabinetry. Dallas News, "Firm showcases Bluffview neighborhood listings," 1 Mar. 2020 Over the past few years, black walnuts have found their way into national culinary spotlight too. Claire Perez,, "Black walnut pie a harvest of unique flavors," 20 Sep. 2019 Playing the meaty role, however: ground black walnuts imbued with a housemade version of Old El Paso taco seasoning. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Act fast! Komi just cooked up a plant-based pop-up.," 11 Oct. 2019 The gun also gains a special serial number, a black walnut stock, and a medallion in the butt to signify the birthday while adding a touch of class. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "Best Cheap Guns of SHOT Show 2020," 7 Feb. 2020 The search for next year’s Big Tree winner will be for a black walnut tree growing in Geauga County. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Giant sycamore wins Geauga County ‘Big Tree’ contest: Valley Views," 20 Dec. 2019 Her windows face the trees on the rock, which include maple, ash, black walnut and mulberry. Amy Sohn, New York Times, "How an Ice Age Boulder Became a $3 Million Real Estate Prospect," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of black walnut

1610, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2020

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“Black walnut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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