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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wal·nut n.  Bot. The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus Juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone.
 Note:In some parts of America, especially in New England, the name walnut is given to several species of hickory (Carya), and their fruit.
 Ash-leaved walnut, a tree (Juglans fraxinifolia), native in Transcaucasia.
 Black walnut, a North American tree (Juglans nigra) valuable for its purplish brown wood, which is extensively used in cabinetwork and for gunstocks.  The nuts are thick-shelled, and nearly globular.
 English walnut, or European walnut, a tree (Juglans regia), native of Asia from the Caucasus to Japan, valuable for its timber and for its excellent nuts, which are also called Madeira nuts.
 Walnut brown, a deep warm brown color, like that of the heartwood of the black walnut.
 Walnut oil, oil extracted from walnut meats.  It is used in cooking, making soap, etc.
 White walnut, a North American tree (Juglans cinerea), bearing long, oval, thick-shelled, oily nuts, commonly called butternuts.  See Butternut.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eng·lish a.  Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
 English bond Arch. See 1st Bond, n., 8.
 English breakfast tea. See Congou.
 English horn. Mus. See Corno Inglese.
 English walnut. Bot. See under Walnut.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 English walnut
      n 1: Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard
           richly figured wood; widely cultivated [syn: English
           walnut tree, Circassian walnut, Persian walnut, Juglans
      2: nut with a wrinkled two-lobed seed and hard but relatively
         thin shell; widely used in cooking