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Definition of "walnut" []

  • Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Juglans, having pinnately compound leaves and a round, sticky outer fruit wall that encloses a nutlike stone with an edible seed. (noun)
  • The stone or the ridged or corrugated seed of such a tree. (noun)
  • The hard, dark brown wood of any of these trees, used for gunstocks and in cabinetwork. (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 "walnut" in a sentence
  • "My pet projects this winter are my .250 (which I hope to restock with a Boyd thumbhole sporter in walnut laminate) and a 6. 5x55mm (which has done so well at 100 yards that I'd like to dial it in at the 300 yard-line)."
  • "High-quality walnut is driving people crazy these days."
  • "That kind of hardwood walnut is just not found in the US anymore, very rare."