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walnut
black walnut
Juglans nigra

wal·nut

 (wôl′nŭt′, -nət)
n.
1.
a. 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.
b. The nut or corrugated seed of any of these trees.
2. The hard, dark brown wood of any of these trees, used for gunstocks and in cabinetwork.

[Middle English walnot, from Old English wealhhnutu : wealh, Celt, foreigner; see Welsh + hnutu, nut.]

wal′nut adj.

walnut

(ˈwɔːlˌnʌt)
n
1. (Plants) any juglandaceous deciduous tree of the genus Juglans, of America, SE Europe, and Asia, esp J. regia, which is native to W Asia but introduced elsewhere. They have aromatic leaves and flowers in catkins and are grown for their edible nuts and for their wood
2. (Cookery) the nut of any of these trees, having a wrinkled two-lobed seed and a hard wrinkled shell
3. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees, used in making furniture, panelling, etc
4. (Colours) a light yellowish-brown colour
adj
5. (Forestry) made from the wood of a walnut tree: a walnut table.
6. (Colours) of the colour walnut
[Old English walh-hnutu, literally: foreign nut; compare Old French noux gauge walnut, probably translation of Vulgar Latin phrase nux gallica (unattested) Gaulish (hence, foreign) nut]

wal•nut

(ˈwɔlˌnʌt, -nət)

n.
1. the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone.
2. the tree itself.
3. the wood of this tree, used in making furniture.
4. a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English wealh-hnutu literally, foreign nut; see Welsh, nut]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walnut - nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shellwalnut - nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
black walnut - American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell
English walnut - nut with a wrinkled two-lobed seed and hard but relatively thin shell; widely used in cooking
walnut tree, walnut - any of various trees of the genus Juglans
2.walnut - hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut treeswalnut - hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
walnut tree, walnut - any of various trees of the genus Juglans
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
3.walnut - any of various trees of the genus Juglanswalnut - any of various trees of the genus Juglans
walnut - nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
genus Juglans, Juglans - type genus of the Juglandaceae
walnut - hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
California black walnut, Juglans californica - medium-sized tree with somewhat aromatic compound leaves and edible nuts
butternut, butternut tree, Juglans cinerea, white walnut - North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
black walnut, black walnut tree, Juglans nigra, black hickory - North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
Circassian walnut, English walnut, English walnut tree, Juglans regia, Persian walnut - Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
Translations
جوزجَوْزجَوْزَهخَشَب الجَوْزشَجَرَة الجَوْز
орех
vlašský ořech
valnødvalnøddetræ
گردو
pähkinäsaksanpähkinä
orahorahovina
diófadió
valhnetavalhnotavalhnotutré
クルミ
호도
graikinis riešutasriešutmedis
riekstkoka-riekstkoksvalrieksts
nucă
oreh
valnöt
ถั่ววอลนัทมีเปลือกแข็ง รอยหยักและทานได้
cevizceviz ağacıceviz ağacı kerestesi
quả óc chó

walnut

[ˈwɔːlnʌt]
A. N (= nut) → nuez f; (= tree, wood) → nogal m
B. ADJ (= wooden) → de nogal
C. CPD walnut tree Nnogal m

walnut

[ˈwɔːlnʌt]
n
(= nut) → noix f
(= tree) → noyer m
(= wood) → noyer m
modif [desk, table, wardrobe] → en noyer walnut oilwalnut oil nhuile f de noix

walnut

n (= nut)Walnuss f; (= walnut tree)(Wal)nussbaum m; (= wood)Nussbaumholz nt, → Nussbaum m

walnut

[ˈwɔːlˌnʌt]
1. n (nut) → noce f; (tree, wood) → noce m
2. adj (furniture) → di noce; (cake) → di noci

walnut

(ˈwoːlnat) noun
1. a type of tree whose wood is used for making furniture etc.
2. the nut produced by this tree.
3. (also adjective) (of) the wood of the tree. a walnut table.

walnut

جَوْز vlašský ořech valnød Walnuss καρύδι nuez saksanpähkinä noix orah noce クルミ 호도 walnoot valnøtt orzech włoski noz грецкий орех valnöt ถั่ววอลนัทมีเปลือกแข็ง รอยหยักและทานได้ ceviz quả óc chó 胡桃
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One evening when we were picking out kernels for walnut taffy, Tony told us a new story.
So a judgmatical rap over the head stiffened the lying impostor for a time, and leaving him a bit of walnut for his supper, to prevent an uproar, and stringing him up atween two saplings, I made free with his finery, and took the part of the bear on myself, in order that the operations might proceed.
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.
A long-skirted, cabalistically-cut coat of a faded walnut tinge enveloped him; the overlapping sleeves of which were rolled up on his wrists.
A little walnut bark has made my yellow skin a genteel brown, and I've dyed my hair black; so you see I don't answer to the advertisement at all.
They were perfectly round white things a trifle smaller than an English walnut.
The old walnut trees are all come down to make room for it.
The furniture once appropriated to the lower apartments had from time to time been removed here, as fashions changed: and the imperfect light entering by their narrow casement showed bedsteads of a hundred years old; chests in oak or walnut, looking, with their strange carvings of palm branches and cherubs' heads, like types of the Hebrew ark; rows of venerable chairs, high-backed and narrow; stools still more antiquated, on whose cushioned tops were yet apparent traces of half-effaced embroideries, wrought by fingers that for two generations had been coffin-dust.
I did not like to leave him, under such circumstances, and we all three dined together off a beefsteak pie - which was one of the many good things for which Peggotty was famous - and which was curiously flavoured on this occasion, I recollect well, by a miscellaneous taste of tea, coffee, butter, bacon, cheese, new loaves, firewood, candles, and walnut ketchup, continually ascending from the shop.
Miss Sarah Pocket, whom I now saw to be a little dry brown corrugated old woman, with a small face that might have been made of walnut shells, and a large mouth like a cat's without the whiskers, supported this position by saying, "No, indeed, my dear.
There, seated before a walnut table he had brought with him from Hartwell, and to which, from one of those fancies not uncommon to great people, he was particularly attached, the king, Louis XVIII.
A dog, a woman, an' a walnut tree, Th' more yeh beat 'em, th' better they be!