synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of walnut in English

English Online Dictionary. What means walnut‎? What does walnut mean?

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

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːlnʌt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔlnət/, /ˈwɔlˌnʌt/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈwɑlnət/, /ˈwɑlˌnʌt/
  • Hyphenation: wal‧nut

walnut (countable and 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.
  • walshnut

walnut (not comparable)

  1. Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
  • butternut
  • hickory
  • Appendix:Colors


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