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Definition of "black walnut" []

  • An eastern North American tree (Juglans nigra) having dark brown wood and a deeply furrowed nut enclosed in a globose aromatic husk. (noun)
  • The wood of this tree, used especially for veneer, cabinets, furniture, and gunstocks. (noun)
  • The nut of this tree, having an edible kernel used especially in confections. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "black walnut" in a sentence
  • "The coins sparkled, gold and silver against the blood red of the silk and the shining black walnut beneath it, bright in the glow of the elaborately shaped lamp at his elbow."
  • "The trees are Persian, or English walnuts, Juglans regia, grafted on to black walnut stock, Juglans nigra."
  • "Parasite cleanses, such as ParaGone, incorporating black walnut hull and wormwood."
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