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white walnut

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noun
  1. butternut(def 1).

Origin of white walnut

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for white walnut

Historical Examples

  • White-walnut, or butter-nut, and black-walnut, are not so good as the English walnut.

    Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume X

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for white walnut

white walnut

noun
  1. another name for butternut (def. 1), butternut (def. 2), butternut (def. 3), butternut (def. 4)
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