Grocery stories and markets will have a variety, such as butternut or pumpkin.
He was heavy-set and unwieldy, and he wore a wrinkled suit of butternut jeans.
I have been in the forest, under the persimmon and butternut trees.
Did butternut ask you to marry him out there on the balcony last night?
All the beech, walnut, and butternut trees were heavily laden that year.
The butternut tree is one whose lumber may be put to many uses.
The future value of butternut will be less in the lumber than in the nuts.
The following spring, we planted the nuts and trees and grafted the scions on black walnut and butternut stocks.
They drop with the butternut leaves, and like them, all at once.
Also said by Mr. Gellatly to be a hybrid between heartnut and butternut.
also butter-nut, 1753, nut of the white walnut, a North American tree; transferred to the tree itself from 1783. The nut's color was a brownish-gray, hence the word was used (1861) to describe the warm gray color of the Southern army uniforms in the American Civil War.
A Confederate soldier
[1863+; fr the fact that many such soldiers, esp fr rural areas, were dressed in homespun colored with dye made fr butternuts]