wal|nut

wal|nut
wal|nut «WL nuht, -nuht», noun.
1. a rather large, almost round nut with a division between its two halves and a hard, ridged surface. The meat of the walnut is eaten by itself or used in cakes and cookies.
2. any one of the trees that it grows on, especially the English or Persian walnut and the black walnut, much grown in north temperate regions for their nuts, their valuable wood, and as shade tree
3. the wood of any of these trees. Some kinds of walnut are used in making furniture.
4. any one of several trees, or their fruits, that resemble the walnut.
5. U.S. Dialect. the shagbark (hickory) or its nut.
6. the brown color of polished black walnut.
[Old English wealhhnutu < wealh foreign; Welsh (< Celtic tribal name Volcae) + hnutu nut. Compare etym. under Welsh. (Cf.Welsh)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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