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Definition of walnut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    walnut

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːlnʌt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːlnʌt//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] the light brown nut of the walnut tree that has a rough surface and a hard round shell in two halves
  2. 2 (also walnut tree) [countable] the tree on which walnuts grow
  3. 3[uncountable] the brown wood of the walnut tree, used in making furniture a walnut writing desk
  4. Word Origin late Old English walh-hnutu, from a Germanic compound meaning ‘foreign nut’.
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