Adjective "walnut" definition and examples

(Walnut may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔːlnʌt/

Definitions and examples

noun

The large wrinkled edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell which is enclosed in a green fruit.
  1. 'The cheese came served with water biscuits and an impressive array of preserved fruit, walnuts and grapes.'
  2. 'Mix in the sieved spicy flour until smooth then finally fold in the grated carrot, sultanas, coconut and walnuts.'
  3. 'Archie and I knew where the largest and best nut trees grew: black walnuts, hickory and sweet chestnuts.'
  4. 'I love serving them with a creamy blue cheese, or sliced into a pancetta, Parmesan and walnut salad with a few winter greens.'
  5. 'They're related more to the cherry or peach pits than walnuts or hazelnuts.'
  6. 'Peeke packs a homemade trail mix of almonds, walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, and natural cinnamon granola.'
  7. 'I combined the skin chunks with toasted walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and a bit of spices.'
  8. 'They are also found in nuts like peanuts, walnuts, cashews as well as in seeds and fish.'
  9. 'A round, breaded disc of goat cheese, it was topped with julienned apple slices, walnuts and greens.'
  10. 'Roasted pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds are a nice addition.'
The tall tree which produces walnuts, with compound leaves and valuable ornamental timber that is used chiefly in cabinetmaking and gun stocks.
  1. 'To celebrate the millennium, Skipton Gardeners' Club was granted permission to plant the first walnut tree in Skipton Woods - it is still the only one there.'
  2. 'Whitewashed houses back onto a brook lined with poplar and walnut.'
  3. 'I find tears in my eyes as we drive through the mountains, the earth alive with sturdy walnuts and tall pines, the flowering apricots and eager poplars of spring.'
  4. 'Then Walter Jacob described how he and his brother had constructed a Philadelphia Chippendale style high - boy from a walnut tree for the tree's owner.'
  5. 'In 1947, cedar, maple, ash, pine, fir, oak, spruce and walnut trees covered at least 42 per cent of Azad Kashmir.'
  6. 'Every fall we were allowed to go on the patch of grass around the walnut tree to pick up walnuts and bring them inside for her to bake with.'
  7. 'Threads for the work have been dyed in authentic colours of the period, using natural dyes some of which have been derived from plants like cow parsley, madder and walnut tree, picked locally by society volunteers.'
  8. 'He once taught in Maryland, US, where he would gather some of his students under a walnut tree.'
  9. 'The building has also been sited to retain a large black walnut tree at the back of the site, which has become the focus of an outdoor play area that is clearly visible from the main entrance.'
  10. 'French sculptors used limewood, walnut, and poplar, both for sculpture and for the applied arts.'

More definitions

1. the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone.Compare walnut family.

2. the tree itself.

3. the wood of such a tree.

4. Northeastern U.S. the hickory nut.

5. any of various fruits or trees resembling the walnut.

6. a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree.

More examples(as adjective)

"pieces can be walnut."

"panellings can be walnut."

"finishes can be walnut."

"chairs can be walnut."

Origin

Late Old English walh-hnutu, from a Germanic compound meaning ‘foreign nut’.