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black walnut tree

Definition:

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

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

black walnut trees

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

black walnut

Synonyms:

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

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

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)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Juglans nigra

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/black-walnut

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)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/black-walnut

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/black-walnut

Merriam-Webster:

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)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/black walnut

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)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/black-walnut

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)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/68394​/black-walnut

Wiktionary:

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)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Juglans

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)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/walnut

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)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/walnut

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)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851379​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

walnut

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)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/walnut

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)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686319​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

YourDictionary Audio:

black walnut

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "black walnut" by speech synthesizer

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