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Noun: butternut  'bú-tu(r),nút
  1. North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
    - butternut tree, white walnut, Juglans cinerea
     
  2. Oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family

Derived forms: butternuts

Type of: edible nut, nut, walnut, walnut tree

Part of: genus Juglans, Juglans

Encyclopedia: Butternut, Wisconsin