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1. Also called white walnut. the edible oily nut of an American tree, Juglans cinerea, of the walnut family.
2. the tree itself.
3. the light-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
4. the light-brown color resulting from a dye made from this tree.
5. U.S. Hist.a Confederate soldier or partisan, esp. one whose uniform was dyed with an extract from this tree.
6. See souari nut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.