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white walnut

white walnut

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Word History and Origins

Origin of white walnut1

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45

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Example Sentences

White-walnut, or butter-nut, and black-walnut, are not so good as the English walnut.

The butternut or white walnut, as it is sometimes called, is one of the most neglected of our native nut bearing trees.

We have a butternut that some people call the English walnut and some the white walnut.

The White Walnut is the Butternut; the covering of the nut is sticky and gummy.

A member of the walnut family known also as "long walnut" and as "white walnut" is the true butternut.

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