from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eastern North American tree (Juglans nigra) having dark brown wood and a deeply furrowed nut enclosed in a globose aromatic husk.
  • n. The wood of this tree, used especially for veneer, cabinets, furniture, and gunstocks.
  • n. The nut of this tree, having an edible kernel used especially in confections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Walnut.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See walnut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
  • n. American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell


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