Meaning of butternut
Pronunciation: (but'ur-nut"), [key]
- Also calledthe edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family.
- the tree itself.
- the light-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
- the light-brown color resulting from a dye made from this tree.
- a Confederate soldier or partisan, esp. one whose uniform was dyed with an extract from this tree.
- butternut (Thesaurus)