Definition of


  1. (noun, food) nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
  2. (noun, plant) any of various trees of the genus Juglans
  3. (noun, plant) hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling

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Synonyms of Walnut

walnut tree

Origin of the word Walnut

  1. O.E. walhnutu "nut of the walnut tree," lit. "foreign nut," from wealh "foreign" (see Welsh) + hnutu (see nut). Cf. O.N. valhnot, M.L.G. walnut, M.Du. walnote, Du. walnoot, Ger. Walnu?, So called because it was introduced from Gaul and Italy, distinguishing it from the native hazel nut. Cf. the L.L. name for it, nux Gal… more

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