walnut: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wôl'nut", -nut), [key]
— n.
  1. the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone. Cf.
  2. the tree itself.
  3. the wood of such a tree.
  4. the hickory nut.
  5. any of various fruits or trees resembling the walnut.
  6. a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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