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Language: Old English
Origin: wealhhnutu, from Wealh 'Welsh person, foreigner' + hnutu 'nut'; because it was brought into Britain from abroad, probably by the Romans

walnut

noun
     
walnut
Related topics: Food, Plants
wal‧nut
1 [countable]DF a nut that you can eat, shaped like a human brain:
coffee and walnut cake
2 [countable] also walnut treeHBP a tree that produces this type of nut
3 [uncountable]TI the wood from a walnut tree, often used to make furniture

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