black walnut


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black walnut

n.
1. An eastern North American tree (Juglans nigra) having dark brown wood and a deeply furrowed nut enclosed in a globose aromatic husk.
2. The wood of this tree, used especially for veneer, cabinets, furniture, and gunstocks.
3. The nut of this tree, having an edible kernel.

black walnut

n
1. (Plants) a North American walnut tree, Juglans nigra, with hard dark wood and edible oily nuts
2. (Plants) the valuable wood of this tree, used for cabinet work
3. (Plants) the nut of this tree

black′ wal′nut


n.
1. a large North American walnut tree, Juglans nigra.
2. the nut or wood of this tree.
[1605–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black walnut - North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nutblack walnut - North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
black walnut - American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell
genus Juglans, Juglans - type genus of the Juglandaceae
walnut tree, walnut - any of various trees of the genus Juglans
2.black walnut - American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shellblack walnut - American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell
walnut - nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
black walnut, black walnut tree, Juglans nigra, black hickory - North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
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Near to this, in a corner, stood a heavy, old-fashioned, brass-faced clock, incased in a high box, of the dark hue of the black walnut from the seashore.
But there are better chairs than this,--mahogany, black walnut, rosewood, spring-seated and damask-cushioned, with varied slopes, and innumerable artifices to make them easy, and obviate the irksomeness of too tame an ease,--a score of such might be at Judge Pyncheon's service.
We reached Columbus shortly before seven o'clock, and stayed there, to refresh, that day and night: having excellent apartments in a very large unfinished hotel called the Neill House, which were richly fitted with the polished wood of the black walnut, and opened on a handsome portico and stone verandah, like rooms in some Italian mansion.
First report of Geosmithia morbida in North Carolina: The pathogen involved in thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
I have some outstanding black walnut that's been drying since December 2009.
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It was the native North American black walnut, a cousin of the Persian walnut, which was widely cultivated in Europe.
Still beloved, American black walnut has become a beleaguered species.
Tree limbs from a 65-foot-tall black walnut tree crashed with a thud, echoing above the buzzing of a chain saw, on the edge of downtown Wednesday afternoon.
357 Magnum, has a stainless steel finish, with an American black walnut stock and forend.
This Umbra Rolly round occasional table by Matt Carr is made from American black walnut solid and veneers with a concealed tambour door for storage.