Nuss|baum, der: a) kurz für Walnussbaum; b) <o.Pl.> Holz des Nussbaums (a).
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walnut noun 1 any of various deciduous trees found in N temperate regions, with large compound leaves, cultivated for their timber and edible nut. 2 the round nut yielded by this tree, consisting of a wrinkled two-lobed seed, rich in protein and fat, surrounded by a hard shell. 3 the hard durable dark-brown or black wood of this tree, which has an attractive grain and is highly prized for furniture-making, cabinetwork and panelling.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon wealhhnutu foreign nut. http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/chre...
"Main Entry: wal·nut
Etymology: Middle English walnot, from Old English wealhhnutu, literally, foreign nut, from Wealh Welshman, foreigner + hnutu nut -- more at WELSH, NUT
1 a : a nut of any of a genus (Juglans of the family Juglandaceae, the walnut family) of trees; especially : the large edible nut of a Eurasian tree (J. regia) with a hard richly figured wood b : a tree that bears walnuts c : the wood of a walnut that is often used for cabinetmaking and veneers" http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walnut