Definition of walnut in English:

walnut

Line breaks: wal¦nut
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːlnʌt
 
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noun

  • 1The large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell which is enclosed in a green fruit.
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    • Roasted pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds are a nice addition.
    • All I remembered about the salad was Roquefort, fennel, walnuts, Burgundy-poached pears, and dried figs on the greens.
    • I combined the skin chunks with toasted walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and a bit of spices.
  • 2 (also walnut tree) The tall tree which produces walnuts, with compound leaves and valuable ornamental timber that is used chiefly in cabinetmaking and gun stocks.
    • Genus Juglans, family Juglandaceae: several species, including the common (or English) walnut (J. regia)
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    • If you pick a walnut from a walnut tree and find it extremely difficult to crack, it shouldn't come as any surprise, as walnuts are literally one of the toughest nuts to crack.
    • Then Walter Jacob described how he and his brother had constructed a Philadelphia Chippendale style high - boy from a walnut tree for the tree's owner.
    • A simple cemented courtyard around the walnut tree offers five pine table and bench sets, each for six to eight people.

Origin

late Old English walh-hnutu, from a Germanic compound meaning 'foreign nut'.

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