Definitions for walnutˈwɔlˌnʌt, -nət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone.
the tree itself.
the wood of this tree, used in making furniture.
Category: Furniture, Botany
a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree.
Origin of walnut:
bef. 1050; ME; OE wealh-hnutu lit., foreign nut; see Welsh , nut
nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell
hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
walnut, walnut tree(noun)
any of various trees of the genus Juglans
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a brown nut with deep wrinkles
A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.
The nut of the walnut tree.
The wood of the walnut tree.
(colour) Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
Origin: walhhnutu, from walhaz (whence Walloon, Welsh) + (whence nut). Cognate with Dutch walnoot, German Walnuss, Swedish valnöt. Compare more recent term Welsh onion, which also uses Welsh to mean “foreign”.
the fruit or nut of any tree of the genus Juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone
A walnut is an edible seed of any tree of the genus Juglans, especially the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Broken nutmeats of the eastern black walnut from the tree Juglans nigra are also commercially available in tiny/small quantities, as are foods prepared with butternut nutmeats from Juglans cinerea. Walnut seeds are a high density source of nutrients, particularly proteins and essential fatty acids. Walnuts, like other tree nuts, must be processed and stored properly. Poor storage makes walnuts susceptible to insect and fungal mold infestations; the latter produces aflatoxin—a potent carcinogen. A mold infested walnut seed batch should not be screened and then consumed; the entire batch should be discarded. Walnuts are rounded, single-seeded stone fruits of the walnut tree. The walnut fruit is enclosed in a green, leathery, fleshy husk. This husk is inedible. After harvest, the removal of the husk reveals the wrinkly walnut shell, which is in two halves. This shell is hard and encloses the kernel, which is also made up of two halves separated by a partition. The seed kernels — commonly available as shelled walnuts — are enclosed in a brown seed coat which contains antioxidants. The antioxidants protect the oil-rich seed from atmospheric oxygen thereby preventing rancidity.
Translations for walnut
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of tree whose wood is used for making furniture etc.
- شَجَرَة الجَوْزArabic
- орехово дървоBulgarian
- nogueiraPortuguese (BR)
- der WalnußbaumGerman
- درخت گردوFarsi
- אֶגוֹז הַמֶלֶךHebrew
- orah, orahovinaCroatian
- semacam kenariIndonesian
- kayu walnutMalay
- ореховое деревоRussian
- laški orehSlovenian
- ceviz ağacıTurkish
- 核桃樹Chinese (Trad.)
- горіхове деревоUkrainian
- اخروٹ کا درختUrdu
- cây óc chóVietnamese
- 核桃树Chinese (Simp.)
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