American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An eastern North American tree (Juglans nigra) having dark brown wood and a deeply furrowed nut enclosed in a globose aromatic husk.
- n. The wood of this tree, used especially for veneer, cabinets, furniture, and gunstocks.
- n. The nut of this tree, having an edible kernel used especially in confections.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See walnut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. See under Walnut.
- n. a North American tree (Juglans nigra) valuable for its purplish brown wood, which is extensively used in cabinetwork and for gunstocks. The nuts are thick-shelled, and nearly globular.
- n. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
- n. American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell
“With the exception of the chestnut, the nut trees are not so very common; yet the hickory is not rare, and both the black walnut and the butternut are met with.”
“-- Take of gulver root 1 1-4 pounds; Indian physic 1 1-2 pounds; milk-weed root 1 1-4 pounds; highland big leaf 3-4 of a pound; black ash bark 3-4 of a pound; black walnut bark 1-2 pound; white walnut bark 15 pounds.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“The coins sparkled, gold and silver against the blood red of the silk and the shining black walnut beneath it, bright in the glow of the elaborately shaped lamp at his elbow.”
“The trees are Persian, or English walnuts, Juglans regia, grafted on to black walnut stock, Juglans nigra.”
“In the "room" were a ten-stove; a wooden clock, with its picture of two brothers clasped in loving embrace on its front, and its peculiarly musical stroke; a black walnut table, with its feet of dragon claws, then more than a half-century old; and a well-worn rocking chair.”
“Parasite cleanses, such as ParaGone, incorporating black walnut hull and wormwood.”
“The Gryces were from Albany, and but lately introduced to the metropolis, where the mother and son had come, after old Jefferson Gryce’s death, to take possession of his house in Madison Avenue—an appalling house, all brown stone without and black walnut within, with the Gryce library in a fire-proof annex that looked like a mausoleum.”
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