walnut shell

noun

Definition of walnut shell

1 : the shell or half shell of a walnut
2 : a very light boat nursed our walnut shell tenderly over their crests— Erskine Childers

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“Walnut shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walnut%20shell. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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