- Also called . the edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family.
- the tree itself.
- the light-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
- the light-brown color resulting from a dye made from this tree.
- U.S. History. a Confederate soldier or partisan, especially one whose uniform was dyed with an extract from this tree.
- a walnut tree, Juglans cinerea of E North AmericaCompare
- the oily edible egg-shaped nut of this tree
- the hard brownish-grey wood of this tree
- the bark of this tree or an extract from it, formerly used as a laxative
- a brownish colour or dye
- NZ short for
also butter-nut, 1753, nut of the white walnut, a North American tree; transferred to the tree itself from 1783. The nut’s color was a brownish-gray, hence the word was used (1861) to describe the warm gray color of the Southern army uniforms in the American Civil War.