Synonyms

1. butternut

noun. North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye.

Synonyms

  • Juglans cinerea
  • Juglans
  • walnut
  • butternut tree
  • walnut tree
  • genus Juglans

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2. butternut

noun. oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family.

Synonyms

  • white walnut
  • Juglans cinerea
  • butternut tree

Example sentences of the word butternut


1. Noun, singular or mass
Peel the butternut squash if you want to cook and serve it in pieces.

2. Adjective
Versatile, substantial and nutritious, butternut squash is at its prime from early autumn through late winter and can serve as an entree or a side dish.

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