English 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]


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  • English walnut — English Eng lish, a. [AS. Englisc, fr. Engle, Angle, Engles, Angles, a tribe of Germans from the southeast of Sleswick, in Denmark, who settled in Britain and gave it the name of England. Cf. {Anglican}.] Of or pertaining to England, or to its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English walnut — ☆ English walnut n. 1. an Asiatic walnut tree (Juglans regia) now grown in Europe and North America 2. its nut …   English World dictionary

  • English walnut — noun 1. Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑English walnut tree, ↑Circassian walnut, ↑Persian walnut, ↑Juglans regia • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • English walnut — graikinis riešutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Riešutmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Juglans regia), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs pietų Europoje, Azijos vakaruose. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • English walnut — noun Date: 1760 a Eurasian walnut (Juglans regia) with large edible nuts and hard richly figured wood; also its nut or wood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • English walnut — 1. a walnut tree, Juglans regia. 2. the nut of this tree, widely used in cookery. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • English walnut — Eng′lish wal′nut n. 1) pln a walnut tree Juglans regia[/ex] 2) pln coo the nut of this tree, widely used in cooking • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • English walnut tree — noun Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑English walnut, ↑Circassian walnut, ↑Persian walnut, ↑Juglans regia • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • English walnut tree — graikinis riešutmedis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Lietuvoje netradicinis kaulavaisinis (sodininkai priskiria prie riešutinių) riešutmedinių (Juglandaceae) šeimos sodo augalas. Dėl nepakankamo ištvermingumo žiemą auginami tik… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 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

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