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walnut


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Walnut  \Wal"nut\,  n.  [OE.  walnot,  AS  wealh-hnutu  a  Welsh  or 
  foreign  nut,  a  walnut;  wealh  foreign,  strange,  n.,  a 
  Welshman,  Celt  (akin  to  OHG.  Walh,  properly,  a  Celt,  from  the 
  name  of  a  Celtic  tribe,  in  L.  Volcae)  +  hnutu  a  nut;  akin  to 
  D.  walnoot  G.  walnuss  Icel.  valhnot  Sw  valn["o]t,  Dan 
  valn["o]d.  See  {Nut},  and  cf  {Welsh}.]  (Bot.) 
  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. 
 
  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]: 
 
  walnut 
  n  1:  nut  of  any  of  various  walnut  trees  having  a  wrinkled 
  two-lobed  seed  with  a  hard  shell 
  2:  hard  dark-brown  wood  of  any  of  various  walnut  trees;  used 
  especially  for  furniture  and  paneling 
  3:  any  of  various  trees  of  the  genus  Juglans  [syn:  {walnut  tree}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Walnut,  CA  (city,  FIPS  83332) 
  Location:  34.02902  N,  117.85738  W 
  Population  (1990):  29105  (8091  housing  units) 
  Area:  23.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Walnut,  IA  (city,  FIPS  82065) 
  Location:  41.47911  N,  95.22267  W 
  Population  (1990):  857  (344  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51577 
  Walnut,  IL  (village,  FIPS  78526) 
  Location:  41.55682  N,  89.59105  W 
  Population  (1990):  1463  (594  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Walnut,  KS  (city,  FIPS  74950) 
  Location:  37.60031  N,  95.07449  W 
  Population  (1990):  214  (119  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66780 
  Walnut,  MS  (town,  FIPS  77480) 
  Location:  34.94853  N,  88.90010  W 
  Population  (1990):  523  (234  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38683 
  Walnut,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28753 




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