Origin of butternut
Examples from the Web for butternut
Grocery stories and markets will have a variety, such as butternut or pumpkin.
The "president" made better time in getting away from the seat of government than was made by the braves in butternut.A Boy Trooper With Sheridan|Stanton P. Allen
She was more than usually tired, for they had spent the day at Butternut Lodge.The Liberty Girl|Rena I. Halsey
As a butternut tree matures, it spreads out much like an apple or chestnut tree.Growing Nuts in the North|Carl Weschcke
British Dictionary definitions for butternut
Word Origin and History for butternut
also butter-nut, 1753, nut of the white walnut, a North American tree; transferred to the tree itself from 1783. The nut's color was a brownish-gray, hence the word was used (1861) to describe the warm gray color of the Southern army uniforms in the American Civil War.