White 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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  • white walnut — ☆ white walnut n. BUTTERNUT (senses 1 & 2) …   English World dictionary

  • white walnut — Butternut But ter*nut , n. 1. (Bot.) An American tree ({Juglans cinerea}) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called {oil nut} and {white walnut}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The nut… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white-walnut — baltoji kriptokarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Cryptocarya obovata), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cryptocarya obovata angl. pepperberry tree; white sycamore; white walnut šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white walnut — pilkasis riešutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Riešutmedinių šeimos maistinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Juglans cinerea), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Juglans cinerea angl. butternut; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white walnut — noun North American walnut tree having light brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light brown dye • Syn: ↑butternut, ↑butternut tree, ↑Juglans cinerea • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white walnut — noun Date: 1743 1. butternut 1 2. the light colored wood of a butternut …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white walnut — butternut (def. 1). [1735 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Walnut (disambiguation) — Walnut ( Juglans ) is a genus of trees in the family Juglandaceae, (including Persian Walnut, Japanese Walnut and White Walnut) as well as the nuts growing on those types of tree, and the Walnut oil that can be produced from them, and the Walnut… …   Wikipedia

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walnut brown — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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