wal·nut (wôlnŭt′, -nət)
a. Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Juglans, having pinnately compound leaves and fruits with a rounded sticky husk that encloses an edible seed with a hard shell.
b. The nut or corrugated seed of any of these trees.
2. The hard, dark brown wood of any of these trees, used for gunstocks and in cabinetwork.
[Middle English walnot, from Old English wealhhnutu : wealh, Celt, foreigner; see WELSH + hnutu, nut.]
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