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black walnut tree


a North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut


plant noun (plants and fungi)


black walnut trees

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Princeton WordNet


black walnut


Juglans nigra [species] | black hickory | black walnut | J. nigra [abbreviation, species]

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Juglans nigra [species] | eastern black walnut

a species of flowering tree in the walnut family, Juglandaceae, is native to eastern North America. It grows mostly in riparian zones, from southern Ontario, west to southeast South Dakota, south to Georgia, northern Florida and southwest to central ... (39 of 2617 words, 6 images)

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New World Dictionary:

black walnut [United States] | Juglans nigra [species, sense-specific]

a tall walnut tree native to eastern North America | its hard, heavy, dark-brown wood, used in making furniture, gunstocks, etc. | its edible, oily ... (23 of 29 words, 3 definitions, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

black walnut | Juglans nigra [species, sense-specific]

a North American walnut treewith hard dark wood and edible oily nuts | the valuable wood of this tree, used for cabinet work | the nut of this tree (27 of 332 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)


American Heritage Dictionary:

black walnut | Juglans nigra [species, sense-specific]

An eastern North American tree "(Juglans nigra") having dark brown wood and a deeply furrowed nut enclosed in a globose aromatic husk. | The wood of ... (25 of 51 words, 3 definitions)



black walnut | Juglans nigra [species]

a walnut of eastern North America with hard strong heavy dark brown wood and oily edible nuts ; also, its wood or nut (23 of 45 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

black walnut | Juglans nigra [species, sense-specific]

a tree of North America, having pinnate leaves and dark-brown bark and bearing an edible nut covered by a thick green or brown husk. | the nut of this ... (28 of 44 words, 3 definitions)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

black walnut [tree] | Juglans nigra [species]

tall tree, native to eastern North America, valued for its decorative wood. See walnut. (14 of 18 words, 3 images)



Juglans | broad leaflets (section Juglans) Juglans regia Juglans sigillata [subtype] | narrow leaflets (section Rhysocaryon) Juglans australis Juglans brasiliensis Juglans californica Juglans hindsii Juglans hirsuta Juglans jamaicensis Juglans major Juglans microcarpa Juglans mollis Juglans neotropica Juglans nigra Juglans olanchana... [subtype] | section Cardiocaryon Juglans ailantifolia Juglans cinerea Juglans mandshurica [subtype]

A taxonomic genus within the family Juglandaceae -- the walnuts. (9 of 11 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

walnut | walnut tree | English

the large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell which is enclosed in a green fruit. | the ... (26 of 111 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

walnut | walnuts [plural]

[countable] a tree that produces nuts and wood ; [countable] a nut you can eat that has a knobbly surface (=covered in small round lumps) inside a ... (27 of 64 words, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

walnut | butternut | wingnut

common name for some members of the Juglandaceae, a family of chiefly deciduous, resinous trees characterized by large and aromatic compound leaves. ... (22 of 57 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a nut with a slightly bitter taste and a series of folds in it and a hard shell, or (the expensive light brown wood from) the tree that produces these ... (30 of 38 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

black walnut | black walnuts [plural]

the hard black wood of a North American walnut tree. Use: veneers, cabinets. | the hard-shelled nut of a North American walnut tree | a walnut tree ... (25 of 66 words, 3 definitions)

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