butternut

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noun but·ter·nut \-ˌnət\

Definition of butternut

  1. 1 :  an eastern North American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the walnut family with sweet egg-shaped nuts and light brown wood —called also white walnut

  2. 2a :  a light yellowish brownb butternuts plural :  homespun overalls dyed brown with a butternut extractc :  a soldier or partisan of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

1741

First Known Use of butternut

1741


BUTTERNUT Defined for Kids

butternut

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noun but·ter·nut \ˈbə-tər-ˌnət\

Definition of butternut for Students

  1. :  an eastern North American tree that has sweet egg-shaped nuts



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