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”.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑlnət/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːlnʌt/
- Rhymes: -ʌt
walnut (countable and uncountable, plural walnuts)
- A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.
- A nut of the walnut tree.
- Wood of the walnut tree.
- Dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
walnut (not comparable)
- Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
- ash-leaved walnut
- black walnut
- English walnut
- European walnut
- satin walnut
- Walnut Ridge
- walnuty, walnutty
- white walnut
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- Juglans on Wikispecies.Wikispecies