black walnut

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black walnut, showing leaves and ripe nuts


black walnut (countable and uncountable, plural black walnuts)

  1. Juglans nigra, a tree native to eastern North America.
  2. The nuts of the aforementioned tree.
    • 1909, Eva Greene Fuller, The Up-To-Date Sandwich Book: 400 Ways to Make a Sandwich, page 130:
      BLACK WALNUT SANDWICH: Between thin slices of lightly buttered brown bread spread black walnut meats chopped rather fine. Nice to serve with hot chocolate.
  3. The wood of the aforementioned species.



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