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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note:  In  some  parts  of  America,  especially  in  New  England, 
  the  name  walnut  is  given  to  several  species  of  hickory 
  ({Carya}),  and  their  fruit. 
 
  {Ash-leaved  walnut},  a  tree  ({Juglans  fraxinifolia}),  native 
  in  Transcaucasia 
 
  {Black  walnut},  a  North  American  tree  ({J.  nigra})  valuable 
  for  its  purplish  brown  wood,  which  is  extensively  used  in 
  cabinetwork  and  for  gunstocks.  The  nuts  are  thick-shelled, 
  and  nearly  globular. 
 
  {English},  or  {European},  {walnut},  a  tree  ({J.  regia}), 
  native  of  Asia  from  the  Caucasus  to  Japan,  valuable  for 
  its  timber  and  for  its  excellent  nuts,  which  are  also 
  called  Madeira  nuts. 
 
  {Walnut  brown},  a  deep  warm  brown  color,  like  that  of  the 
  heartwood  of  the  black  walnut. 
 
  {Walnut  oil},  oil  extracted  from  walnut  meats.  It  is  used  in 
  cooking,  making  soap,  etc 
 
  {White  walnut},  a  North  American  tree  ({J.  cinerea}),  bearing 
  long,  oval,  thick-shelled,  oily  nuts,  commonly  called 
  butternuts.  See  {Butternut}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Carya 
  n  :  genus  of  large  deciduous  nut-bearing  trees;  United  States 
  and  China  [syn:  {Carya},  {genus  Carya}] 




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