Definitions for walnutˈwɔlˌnʌt, -nət

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  1. walnut(noun)

    nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell

  2. walnut(noun)

    hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling

  3. walnut, walnut tree(noun)

    any of various trees of the genus Juglans

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  1. walnut(Noun)

    A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.

  2. walnut(Noun)

    The nut of the walnut tree.

  3. walnut(Noun)

    The wood of the walnut tree.

  4. walnut(Adjective)

    (colour) Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.

  5. 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”.

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  1. Walnut(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OE. walnot, AS. wealh-hnutu a Welsh or foreign nut, a walnut; wealh foreign, strange, n., a Welshman, Celt (akin to OHG. Walh, properly, a Celt, from the name of a Celtic tribe, in L. Volcae) + hnutu a nut; akin to D. walnoot, G. walnuss, Icel. valhnot, Sw. valnt, Dan valnd. See Nut, and cf. Welsh.]

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  1. Walnut

    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.

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