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English walnut

  1. a walnut tree, Juglans regia.
  2. the nut of this tree, widely used in cookery.
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Origin of English walnut

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for english walnut

Historical Examples

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

    Mother Nature's Toy-Shop

    Lina Beard

  • 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.