walnut

walnut

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English

Etymology

From Middle English walnote, walnutte, walnotte, walnote, from Old English walhhnutu (walnut, literally foreign nut), from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (Celt, Roman, foreigner) (whence Walloon, Welsh) + *hnuts (whence nut). Cognate with Dutch walnoot, German Walnuss, Swedish valnöt, Icelandic valhnota. Compare more recent term Welsh onion, which also uses Welsh to mean “foreign”.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑlnət/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːlnʌt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Noun

walnut (usually uncountable, plural walnuts)

  1. A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.
  2. A nut of the walnut tree.
  3. Wood of the walnut tree.
  4. Dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.


Related terms

  • walshnut

Translations

Adjective

walnut (not comparable)

  1. Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.

Translations

Derived terms

  • ash-leaved walnut
  • black walnut
  • English walnut
  • European walnut
  • satin walnut
  • Walnut Ridge
  • white walnut

See also

  • butternut
  • hickory
  • Appendix:Colors

Further reading

Wikibooks

  • walnut on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Juglans on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

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