Walnut definitions

wôl'nŭt', -nət
The hard, dark brown wood of any of these trees, used for gunstocks and in cabinetwork.
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Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Juglans, having pinnately compound leaves and fruits with a rounded sticky husk that encloses an edible seed with a hard shell.
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The nut or corrugated seed of any of these trees.
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Any of a genus (Juglans) of trees of the walnut family, valued as shade trees, for their nuts, and for their wood, used in making furniture, paneling, etc.
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The edible nut of any of these trees, having a two-lobed seed.
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Their wood.
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A shade of brown characteristic of the heartwood of the black walnut.
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Designating a family (Juglandaceae, order Juglandales) of dicotyledonous trees native to the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including the black walnut, English walnut, pecan, and hickory.
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A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.
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A nut of the walnut tree.
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Wood of the walnut tree.
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Dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.

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Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
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Origin of walnut

Old English walhhnutu, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (“Celt, Roman, foreigner") (whence Walloon, Welsh) + *hnutuz (whence nut). Cognate with Dutch walnoot, German Walnuss, Swedish valnöt. Compare more recent term Welsh onion, which also uses Welsh to mean “foreign".