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  • n. A nut having wing-like projections so that it can be turned easily by hand
  • n. A deciduous tree of the genus Pterocarya native to Asia
  • n. a derogatory term for anyone perceived as odd, eccentric, and/or extreme
  • n. Air Force personnel in towns that host a USAF installation


wing +‎ nut. (Wiktionary)



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  • Tree in the walnut family with small fruits that look like, well, wingnuts. Next time you're at the Eiffel Tower, examine the compound-leaved trees near the tower's legs. They're a species of wingnut genus, Pterocarya. The species is probably P. macroptera.

    January 28, 2010

  • On Urban Dictionary: wingnut

    February 11, 2009