Definition of walnut in English:

walnut

noun

  • 1The large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell which is enclosed in a green fruit.

    • ‘All I remembered about the salad was Roquefort, fennel, walnuts, Burgundy-poached pears, and dried figs on the greens.’
    • ‘Roughly half the persons with food allergies are sensitive to these or tree nuts, such as walnuts, cashews, and almonds.’
    • ‘They're related more to the cherry or peach pits than walnuts or hazelnuts.’
    • ‘Use one or a mixture of blue cheeses, and if the walnuts are from a packet be sure they are fresh; they become rancid shortly after opening.’
    • ‘The cheese came served with water biscuits and an impressive array of preserved fruit, walnuts and grapes.’
    • ‘Nagano is also known for good walnuts, and there are equally lots of sweets using walnuts.’
    • ‘They are also found in nuts like peanuts, walnuts, cashews as well as in seeds and fish.’
    • ‘A round, breaded disc of goat cheese, it was topped with julienned apple slices, walnuts and greens.’
    • ‘Squirrels will discover that a half walnut shell filled with mulled wine is just the ticket for getting through a long, cold winter.’
    • ‘Peeke packs a homemade trail mix of almonds, walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, and natural cinnamon granola.’
    • ‘Mix in the sieved spicy flour until smooth then finally fold in the grated carrot, sultanas, coconut and walnuts.’
    • ‘The Mediterranean diet is lighter on the saturated fats found in meat and dairy products, and heavier on mono-unsaturated fats, found in olive oil and walnuts.’
    • ‘The implicated foods were peanuts, walnuts, and other tree nuts.’
    • ‘I love serving them with a creamy blue cheese, or sliced into a pancetta, Parmesan and walnut salad with a few winter greens.’
    • ‘Whether it's peanuts, almonds or walnuts, substituting ground nuts for flour virtually guarantees a cake that is deliciously moist.’
    • ‘Archie and I knew where the largest and best nut trees grew: black walnuts, hickory and sweet chestnuts.’
    • ‘I combined the skin chunks with toasted walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and a bit of spices.’
    • ‘Roasted pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds are a nice addition.’
    • ‘Scones, teacakes, date and walnut or spiced fruit loaf are priced at £1.25 or less.’
    • ‘Pour in half the batter, arrange half the apples on top, sprinkle with half the walnuts and drizzle on 2 tabs honey.’
  • 2The tall tree that produces the walnut, with compound leaves and valuable ornamental timber that is used chiefly in cabinetmaking and gunstocks.

    • ‘‘It is with the deepest regrets that I have to inform you that I have already cut down one walnut tree and plan on cutting down a second,’ he said.’
    • ‘An ancient walnut tree has brought a ray of sunshine to families in Heysham just weeks after they were left heartbroken.’
    • ‘If you pick a walnut from a walnut tree and find it extremely difficult to crack, it shouldn't come as any surprise, as walnuts are literally one of the toughest nuts to crack.’
    • ‘He once taught in Maryland, US, where he would gather some of his students under a walnut tree.’
    • ‘As I finished filling my feeders tonight, I noticed a flock of about 40-50 birds high in the newly budding black walnut tree.’
    • ‘Every fall we were allowed to go on the patch of grass around the walnut tree to pick up walnuts and bring them inside for her to bake with.’
    • ‘Whitewashed houses back onto a brook lined with poplar and walnut.’
    • ‘A simple cemented courtyard around the walnut tree offers five pine table and bench sets, each for six to eight people.’
    • ‘To celebrate the millennium, Skipton Gardeners' Club was granted permission to plant the first walnut tree in Skipton Woods - it is still the only one there.’
    • ‘That black walnut tree that stands so fruitful over his birthplace still speaks of the heartiness of American stock and the legacy the Earps left behind. - Jeff Meyer’
    • ‘Just before sundown he squatted up in a great walnut tree on the edge of the forest, where he was able to see for miles around.’
    • ‘I find tears in my eyes as we drive through the mountains, the earth alive with sturdy walnuts and tall pines, the flowering apricots and eager poplars of spring.’
    • ‘The building has also been sited to retain a large black walnut tree at the back of the site, which has become the focus of an outdoor play area that is clearly visible from the main entrance.’
    • ‘The structural parts were of pine, beech, walnut, or poplar, all available locally.’
    • ‘In 1947, cedar, maple, ash, pine, fir, oak, spruce and walnut trees covered at least 42 per cent of Azad Kashmir.’
    • ‘Then Walter Jacob described how he and his brother had constructed a Philadelphia Chippendale style high - boy from a walnut tree for the tree's owner.’
    • ‘Threads for the work have been dyed in authentic colours of the period, using natural dyes some of which have been derived from plants like cow parsley, madder and walnut tree, picked locally by society volunteers.’
    • ‘French sculptors used limewood, walnut, and poplar, both for sculpture and for the applied arts.’
    • ‘On that trip they found two other state champs, a Bonpland willow and an Arizona walnut.’
    • ‘I know not everyone has a walnut tree, but this home remedy is worth a try.’

Origin

Late Old English walh-hnutu, from a Germanic compound meaning ‘foreign nut’.

Pronunciation

walnut

/ˈwɔlˌnət//ˈwôlˌnət/