white walnut

noun

1
2
: the light-colored wood of a butternut

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To represent the colors of the Mexican flag, this patriotic dish features green poblano peppers, red pomegranate seeds and a white walnut sauce. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White walnut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20walnut. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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