Definition of butternut
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
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
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Patrick, a fitness freak, ate a race day breakfast that included butternut squash, ground bison and half an avocado.
Patrick, a fitness freak, ate a race-day breakfast that included butternut squash, ground bison and half an avocado.
The butternut squash is bone dry, floral, clean and refreshing and absolutely delicious.
Last night, that meant kale and lentils and quinoa and butternut squash.
Yukon Gold potatoes, onion and butternut squash are sliced paper thin, then arranged layer upon layer in a pan.
Attempts to be trendy or broaden horizons result in misfires, such as a black bean soup that has the consistency of a dip and a kale and butternut salad with only trace amounts of the squash and an unfortunate pastry shell of sweet potato mousse.
Among the most sneeze-making tree pollens for our area right now are members of the pine family, oaks, walnuts and butternuts.
Mr. Reider could be seen padding through the nearby kitchen in Gucci loafers, murmuring to Omri Silberstein, the young chef and the only staff member, or burning a wheel of butternut squash with a blowtorch.
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Definition of butternut for Students
: an eastern North American tree that has sweet egg-shaped nuts
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