- the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone.Compare walnut family.
- the tree itself.
- the wood of such a tree.
- Northeastern U.S. the hickory nut.
- any of various fruits or trees resembling the walnut.
- a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree.
Origin of walnut
Examples from the Web for walnut
Contemporary Examples of walnut
When the day was through, he drove to his home in the Walnut Hills section.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
Although the reforms at Walnut Street were successful, the population of Philadelphia and its criminals was exploding.Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: Eight Facts About Pennsylvania Prisons
October 10, 2012
If one walnut is removed, each and every nut in the pile is shaken and disturbed.For Shame
July 12, 2012
For one, did you know that the world-champion beard grower is a dude from Walnut Creek, California?In ‘Mansome,’ Morgan Spurlock Takes On Modern Masculinity
April 27, 2012
Historical Examples of walnut
The plate was bright with wear, and the walnut of the stock was battered and dull with age.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
Add two spoonfuls of any sort of gravy, one of soy or walnut ketchup, a little salt and cayenne, and a spoonful of port.
Gather the largest green gooseberries of the walnut kind, and slit the tops into four quarters, leaving the stalk end whole.
Then add as much boiling water as will reduce it to the consistence of cream, and a table-spoonful of ketchup or walnut pickle.
Before serving, rub down half a spoonful of flour with half a pint of good cream, and a piece of butter the size of a walnut.
- any juglandaceous deciduous tree of the genus Juglans, of America, SE Europe, and Asia, esp J. regia, which is native to W Asia but introduced elsewhere. They have aromatic leaves and flowers in catkins and are grown for their edible nuts and for their wood
- the nut of any of these trees, having a wrinkled two-lobed seed and a hard wrinkled shell
- the wood of any of these trees, used in making furniture, panelling, etc
- a light yellowish-brown colour
- made from the wood of a walnut treea walnut table
- of the colour walnut
Word Origin for walnut
Old English walhnutu "nut of the walnut tree," literally "foreign nut," from wealh "foreign" (see Welsh) + hnutu (see nut). Cf. Old Norse valhnot, Middle Low German walnut, Middle Dutch walnote, Dutch walnoot, German Walnuß, So called because it was introduced from Gaul and Italy, distinguishing it from the native hazel nut. Cf. the Late Latin name for it, nux Gallica, literally "Gaulish nut." Applied to the tree itself from 1600 (earlier walnut tree, c.1400).