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EnglishEdit

 
Walnuts for sale.
 
The kernel of a walnut with the shell in the background.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English walnote, walnutte, walnotte, walnote, from Old English walhhnutu (walnut, literally foreign nut), from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (Celt, Roman, foreigner) (whence Walloon, Welsh) + *hnuts (whence nut). Cognate with Dutch walnoot, German Walnuss, Swedish valnöt, Icelandic valhnota. Compare more recent term Welsh onion, which also uses Welsh to mean “foreign”.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑlnət/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːlnʌt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

NounEdit

walnut (usually uncountable, plural walnuts)

  1. A hardwood tree of the genus Juglans.
  2. A nut of the walnut tree.
  3. Wood of the walnut tree.
  4. Dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.
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walnut (not comparable)

  1. Having a dark brown colour, the colour of walnut wood.

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