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black walnut

noun
1.
a tree, Juglans nigra, of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark-brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk.
2.
the nut of this tree.
3.
the wood of this tree, valued in furniture-making.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for black-walnut

black walnut

noun
1.
a North American walnut tree, Juglans nigra, with hard dark wood and edible oily nuts
2.
the valuable wood of this tree, used for cabinet work
3.
the nut of this tree
Compare butternut (sense 1), butternut (sense 2), butternut (sense 3), butternut (sense 4)
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