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
Tufted booths and a walnut and marble bar give the space an intimate vibe.
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In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing.
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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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