Definitions of walnut

  1. hard dark- brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
  2. nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two- lobed seed with a hard shell
  3. any of various trees of the genus Juglans
  4. 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.
  5. A well- known tree of the north temperate zone; also, its nut and its timber.
  6. See Juglans.
  7. The common name of trees and their fruit of the genus Juglans, nat. order Juglandaceae. The best known species, the common walnut- tree ( J. regia), is a native of Persia. It is a large handsome tree with strong spreading branches. The timber of the walnut is of great value, is very durable, takes a fine polish, and is a beautiful furniture wood. It is also employed for turning and fancy articles, esp. for gun- stocks, being light and at the same time hard and fine- grained. The ripe fruit is one of the best of nuts, and forms a favorite item of dessert. They yield by expression a bland fixed oil, which under the names of walnut- oil and nut- oil, is much used by painters, and in the countries in which it is produced is a common article of diet. Other noteworthy species are the white walnut or butter- nut, and the black walnut ( J. nigra) of North American. The timber of the latter is even more valuable than, and is used for the same purposes as, the common walnut, but the fruit is very inferior.
  8. A nut- bearing tree, and its fruit.
  9. A valuable timber- tree, its edible nut, or its wood.
  10. A tree and its fruit, of the genus juglans, the timber of the tree being in high favour for cabinet- work.
  11. A tree of several species, a native of Persia, whose wood is used in cabinet- work; also its nut.

Usage examples for walnut

  1. On the same frame with the engine, in fact, a part of it, was built a beautiful black walnut coach, with a seating capacity of from twelve to eighteen persons. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  2. It was just an old, battered- up walnut stand, and yet she seemed to think the world of it. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  3. Not homesick, exactly; but- well, I guess I'm not the only woman with a walnut streak in her modern make- up. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  4. As for the dining table, it was dark, old- fashioned walnut, as were the chairs. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. Hauled me down from Walnut Hill half a dozen times once, and after all the fellow wouldn't sell. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  6. He suggests that the work would look better if carried out in walnut. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  7. Little by little, as they sat together under the walnut trees, or walked slowly about the place, the young woman came to understand the mind of the man. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  8. The walnut table was marked with circles where hot cups had been set down, and the edges were charred by cigarette- ends left to burn. – Command by William McFee
  9. Always there was good food for man and horse, with a bed for those who came late in the day; and always there was a hearty welcome and talk under the walnut trees with the Dean. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. The soldier turned his eyes on the table, which was made of walnut wood. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  11. The pulpit, of walnut, is beautifully carved. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  12. Paths led from tent to tent, and in the deep shade of ancient walnut trees, on the banks of the stream, old men were smoking in reminiscent dream of other days. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. About half past eight they dined in a white and pink dining- room furnished in dull gray walnut, and served by a stealthy, white- haired, pink- skinned butler, chiefly remarkable because it seemed utterly impossible to get a glimpse of his eyes. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  14. They came to the crib by way of the walnut trees and other trees along the west line fence. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  15. We will walk up the hill to our mountain home, passing the fountain and the great walnut trees. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  16. This was good news, for the butter- nut is sweet and pleasant, almost equal to the walnut, of which it is a species. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  17. I stopped and leaned out over the walnut casement. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  18. The great walnut trees were waving their arms and making golden figures on the grass that ran about everywhere. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  19. To compare the situations of any dwellings in either of the great cities with those which look upon the Common, the Public Garden, the waters of the Back Bay, would be to take an unfair advantage of Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. Sebastiano, for instance, wrote to him about the benches: Our Lord wishes that the whole work should be of carved walnut. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds