English walnut

Origin of English walnut

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for english walnut

Historical Examples of english walnut

  • A pretty way to give a small present at Christmas or on a birthday is to put it into an English-walnut shell box.

  • He is an amusing little lecturer, this English-walnut shell professor, and seems very much alive.

  • It is a far cry from a lecturer to a little mouse, yet one English-walnut shell will make both, half a shell for each.