Meaning of black walnut

black' wal'nut

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark-brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk.
  2. the nut of this tree.
  3. the wood of this tree, valued in furniture-making.
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