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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Souari  nut  \Sou*a"ri  nut`\  (Bot.) 
  The  large  edible  nutlike  seed  of  a  tall  tropical  American 
  tree  ({Caryocar  nuciferum})  of  the  same  natural  order  with 
  the  tea  plant;  --  also  called  {butternut}.  [Written  also 
  {sawarra  nut}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butternut  \But"ter*nut`\,  n. 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  American  tree  ({Juglans  cinerea})  of  the  Walnut 
  family,  and  its  edible  fruit;  --  so  called  from  the  oil 
  contained  in  the  latter.  Sometimes  called  {oil  nut}  and 
  {white  walnut}. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  nut  of  the  {Caryocar  butyrosum}  and  {C. 
  nuciferum},  of  S.  America;  --  called  also  {Souari  nut}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butternut 
  n  1:  North  American  walnut  tree  having  light-brown  wood  and 
  edible  nuts;  source  of  a  light-brown  dye  [syn:  {butternut 
  tree},  {white  walnut},  {Juglans  cinerea}] 
  2:  oily  egg-shaped  nut  of  an  American  tree  of  the  walnut  family 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Butternut,  WI  (village,  FIPS  11525) 
  Location:  46.01366  N,  90.49769  W 
  Population  (1990):  416  (200  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54514 




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