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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawl-nuht, -nuh t]
    • /ˈwɔlˌnʌt, -nət/
    • /ˈwɔːl.nʌt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawl-nuht, -nuh t]
    • /ˈwɔlˌnʌt, -nət/

Definitions of walnut word

  • noun walnut the edible nut of trees of the genus Juglans, of the North Temperate Zone. Compare walnut family. 1
  • noun walnut the tree itself. 1
  • noun walnut the wood of such a tree. 1
  • noun walnut Northeastern U.S. the hickory nut. 1
  • noun walnut any of various fruits or trees resembling the walnut. 1
  • noun walnut a somewhat reddish shade of brown, as that of the heartwood of the black walnut tree. 1

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Origin of walnut

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English; Old English wealh-hnutu literally, foreign nut; see Welsh, nut

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Parts of speech for Walnut


walnut popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

walnut usage trend in Literature

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