black walnut


noun

a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark-brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk.
the nut of this tree.
the wood of this tree, valued in furniture-making.

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Origin of black walnut

An Americanism dating back to 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for black walnut

black walnut

noun

a North American walnut tree, Juglans nigra, with hard dark wood and edible oily nuts
the valuable wood of this tree, used for cabinet work
the nut of this tree
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