[ nuht-wood ]

  1. any of various nutbearing trees, as the hickory or walnut.

  2. the wood of such a tree.

Origin of nutwood

An Americanism dating back to 1650–60; nut + wood1

Words Nearby nutwood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nutwood in a sentence

  • Gentlemen who composed the most fashionable club in Y—— gave an elaborate german to welcome the chatelaine of nutwood.

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • From the day of her return to nutwood she severed every social tie linking her with Y——.

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • Here he brought his bride from nutwood, where she had lived since her father's death on the battle-field.

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • I made more inquiries, but nothing could be found in my office, though there was a bunch of mail from nutwood.

    An American Suffragette | Isaac N. Stevens
  • An hour afterward, in front of the post-office, the mail for nutwood was brought to the trap.

    A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for nutwood


/ (ˈnʌtˌwʊd) /

  1. any of various nut-bearing trees, such as walnut

  2. the wood of any of these trees

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