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.

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1947, cedar, maple, ash, pine, fir, oak, spruce and walnut trees covered at least 42 per cent of Azad Kashmir.’
    • ‘Whitewashed houses back onto a brook lined with poplar and walnut.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On that trip they found two other state champs, a Bonpland willow and an Arizona walnut.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An ancient walnut tree has brought a ray of sunshine to families in Heysham just weeks after they were left heartbroken.’
    • ‘As I finished filling my feeders tonight, I noticed a flock of about 40-50 birds high in the newly budding black walnut tree.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A simple cemented courtyard around the walnut tree offers five pine table and bench sets, each for six to eight people.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘French sculptors used limewood, walnut, and poplar, both for sculpture and for the applied arts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I know not everyone has a walnut tree, but this home remedy is worth a try.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘He once taught in Maryland, US, where he would gather some of his students under a walnut tree.’
    • ‘The structural parts were of pine, beech, walnut, or poplar, all available locally.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

walnut

/ˈwɔːlnʌt/