Definitions of walnut

  1.   A tree of several species, a native of Persia, whose wood is used in cabinet- work; also its nut.
  2.   nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two- lobed seed with a hard shell
  3.   See Juglans.
  4.   A well- known tree of the north temperate zone; also, its nut and its timber.
  5.   A tree and its fruit, of the genus juglans, the timber of the tree being in high favour for cabinet- work.
  6.   hard dark- brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
  7.   A valuable timber- tree, its edible nut, or its wood.
  8.   A nut- bearing tree, and its fruit.
  9.   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.
  10.   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.
  11.   any of various trees of the genus Juglans

Quotes of walnut

  1. A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be. – Thomas Fuller
  2. Of course I get drunk, my brain is only the size of a walnut – Mark McKinney
  3. The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it. – Joanna Newsom

Usage examples for walnut

  1. 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
  2. The soldier turned his eyes on the table, which was made of walnut wood. ” – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  3. 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
  4. “ 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)
  5. “ 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
  6. 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
  7. “ I stopped and leaned out over the walnut casement. ” – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  8. 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
  9. As for the dining table, it was dark, old- fashioned walnut as were the chairs. ” – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  10. The pulpit, of walnut is beautifully carved. ” – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. He suggests that the work would look better if carried out in walnut – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. “ 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
  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. 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
  20. 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