butternut tree

butternut tree
North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Juglans, ↑genus Juglans
Part Meronyms: ↑butternut

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  • butternut — noun 1. North American walnut tree having light brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light brown dye • Syn: ↑butternut tree, ↑white walnut, ↑Juglans cinerea • Hypernyms: ↑walnut, ↑walnut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butternut — noun 1》 a North American walnut tree cultivated as an ornamental and also for its quality wood. [Juglans cinerea.] 2》 the edible oily nut of the butternut tree …   English new terms dictionary

  • butternut — ☆ butternut [but′ərnut΄ ] n. 1. the white walnut tree (Juglans cinerea) of E North America, with compound leaves and hard shell nuts 2. its wood, often used in place of the heavier black walnut 3. a) its edible, oily nut b) the souari nut 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • butternut — 1753, nut of the white walnut, a N.Amer. tree; transferred to the tree itself from 1783. The nut s color was a brownish gray, hence the word was used (1861) to describe the warm gray color of the Southern army uniforms in the Amer. Civil War …   Etymology dictionary

  • Butternut — But ter*nut , n. 1. (Bot.) An American tree ({Juglans cinerea}) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called {oil nut} and {white walnut}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The nut of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butternut — noun a) A North American walnut tree, , or the wood, bark or nut of this tree. He made a delicious butternut soup. b) A dye made from the fruit of this tree …   Wiktionary

  • butternut — /ˈbʌtənʌt/ (say butuhnut) noun 1. the edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family. 2. the tree itself. 3. → souari nut. 4. dark brown. 5. US a cheap cloth stained with the dye extracted from the American walnut tree …  

  • butternut — /but euhr nut /, n. 1. Also called white walnut. the edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family. 2. the tree itself. 3. the light brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. 4. the light brown color… …   Universalium

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