Black walnut
Walnut Wal"nut, n. [OE. walnot, AS. wealh-hnutu a Welsh or foreign nut, a walnut; wealh foreign, strange, n., a Welshman, Celt (akin to OHG. Walh, properly, a Celt, from the name of a Celtic tribe, in L. Volcae) + hnutu a nut; akin to D. walnoot, G. walnuss, Icel. valhnot, Sw. valn["o]t, Dan valn["o]d. See {Nut}, and cf. {Welsh}.] (Bot.) The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus {Juglans}; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone. [1913 Webster]

Note: In some parts of America, especially in New England, the name walnut is given to several species of hickory ({Carya}), and their fruit. [1913 Webster]

{Ash-leaved walnut}, a tree ({Juglans fraxinifolia}), native in Transcaucasia.

{Black walnut}, a North American tree ({Juglans nigra}) valuable for its purplish brown wood, which is extensively used in cabinetwork and for gunstocks. The nuts are thick-shelled, and nearly globular.

{English walnut}, or {European walnut}, a tree ({Juglans regia}), native of Asia from the Caucasus to Japan, valuable for its timber and for its excellent nuts, which are also called {Madeira nuts}.

{Walnut brown}, a deep warm brown color, like that of the heartwood of the black walnut.

{Walnut oil}, oil extracted from walnut meats. It is used in cooking, making soap, etc.

{White walnut}, a North American tree ({Juglans cinerea}), bearing long, oval, thick-shelled, oily nuts, commonly called {butternuts}. See {Butternut}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Black walnut — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black walnut — ☆ black walnut n. 1. a tall walnut tree (Juglans nigra) native to E North America 2. its hard, heavy, dark brown wood, used in making furniture, gunstocks, etc. 3. its edible, oily nut …   English World dictionary

  • black walnut — noun 1. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut • Syn: ↑black walnut tree, ↑black hickory, ↑Juglans nigra • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black walnut — tree that produces edible nuts; nuts from the black walnut tree; wood from the black walnut tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black walnut — juodasis riešutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Riešutmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Juglans nigra), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Juglans nigra angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black walnut — black′ wal′nut n. 1) pln a large North American walnut tree Juglans nigra[/ex] 2) pln the nut or wood of this tree • Etymology: 1605–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • black walnut — noun Date: 1612 a walnut (Juglans nigra) of eastern North America with hard strong heavy dark brown wood and oily edible nuts; also its wood or nut …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • black walnut — 1. a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk. 2. the nut of this tree. 3. the wood of this tree, valued in furniture making. [1605 15,… …   Universalium

  • black walnut — /blæk ˈwɔlnʌt/ (say blak wawlnut) noun 1. a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, which yields a valuable timber. 2. the nut of this tree. 3. the wood of this tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • black walnut tree — noun North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut • Syn: ↑black walnut, ↑black hickory, ↑Juglans nigra • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Juglans …   Useful english dictionary

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