- a walnut tree, Juglans regia.
- the nut of this tree, widely used in cookery.
Origin of English walnut
An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for 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.