Butternut

• (n.) The nut of the Caryocar butyrosum and C. nuciferum, of S. America; -- called also Souari nut. • (n.) An American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and white walnut.
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butternut

(Juglans cinerea), deciduous nut-producing tree of the walnut family (Juglandaceae), native to eastern North America. A mature tree has gray, deeply ...
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Butternut

(Juglans) These deciduous trees are found wild from southeast Europe to the Himalayas, through China to Manchuria and Japan, and in North and South America. Most of them are hardy. Various species of Juglans are commonly known as Walnut trees. These trees are grown for their beauty, some for their timber and some for their edible nuts. The leaves, ...
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butternut

butternut tree noun North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
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Butternut

But'ter·nut` noun 1. (Botany) An American tree ( Juglans cinerea ) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and white walnut . 2. (Botany) The nut of the Caryocar buty...
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butternut

butternut: see walnut.
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Butternut

Juglans cinerea
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Butternut

The butternut (Juglans cinerea) is an American tree of the Amentaceae, allied to the walnut. The wood, dark yellow in colour, takes a fine polish and is used in cabinet work.
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butternut

[n] - North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts 2. [n] - oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family
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