Definition of walnut
1a : the furrowed nut of any of a genus (Juglans of the family Juglandaceae, the walnut family) of deciduous trees; especially : the large edible nut of an English walnutb : a tree that bears walnutsc : the wood of a walnut that is often used for cabinetmaking and veneers
2 : a moderate reddish brown
Examples of walnut in a Sentence
The banana bread has walnuts in it.
The recipe calls for a cup of chopped walnuts.
a table made of walnut
Recent Examples of walnut from the Web
Shaving walnuts on a Microplane allows Centeno to shade pristine baby carrots with a pesto made from their tops.
He imported tiles from old villas on the Amalfi Coast and commissioned Louisville millworker Billy Bradley to craft walnut tables for the second floor.
Pasta dishes include open-top ramp cappelletti, filled with chunky walnut relish and pecorino cheese, afloat in a pool of brown butter and lemon juice.
Slow Cooker Banana Bread 2 eggs 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 ripe bananas 1 cup walnuts, chopped In a bowl, combine butter, eggs and sugar and mix well.
A flood of new wineries followed; farmers uprooted almond and walnut orchards for vineyards.
Roads are winding, flanked by oaks and orchards of almonds and walnuts.
The menu currently includes build-your-own mac-n-cheese, cranberry walnut salad, panini, glazed salmon, and shrimp and chicken curry.
Unlike the thin brown sauce produced by mushrooms, anchovies and walnuts, tomato ketchup didn’t keep as well.
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Definition of Walnut
city east of Los Angeles in southwestern California population 29,172
WALNUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of walnut for English Language Learners
: a type of tree that produces large nuts which can be eaten
: the nut of a walnut tree
: the wood of a walnut tree
WALNUT Defined for Kids
Definition of walnut for Students
: a wrinkled edible nut that comes from a tall tree with hard strong wood
History for walnut
Walnut trees grew in southern Europe for a long time before they were grown in England. As a result the English gave the walnut a name which showed plainly that it was not an English nut. The Old English name for this southern nut was wealhhnutu, from wealh, “foreigner,” and hnutu, “nut.” The modern English word walnut comes from the Old English name.
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