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Meaning of WALNUT

Pronunciation:  'wol`nut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
  2. [n]  any of various trees of the genus Juglans
  3. [n]  hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
 

WALNUT is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: walnut tree
 
 See Also: black hickory, black walnut, black walnut, black walnut tree, butternut, butternut tree, California black walnut, Circassian walnut, edible nut, English walnut, English walnut, English walnut tree, genus Juglans, Juglans, Juglans californica, Juglans cinerea, Juglans nigra, Juglans regia, nut tree, Persian walnut, walnut, walnut, walnut tree, white walnut, wood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.



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

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

{Black walnut}, a North American tree ({J. 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}, or {European}, {walnut}, a tree ({J. 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 ({J. cinerea}), bearing
   long, oval, thick-shelled, oily nuts, commonly called
   butternuts. See {Butternut}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing walnuts in your dream, symbolizes that much mental activity is being expended towards a task at hand. Walnuts also represent joy and abundance. Dreaming that you crack a walnut, foretells that your expectations will collapse.
 

 

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