wal'nut fam"ily

the plant family Juglandaceae, characterized by deciduous trees having alternate, pinnately compound leaves, male flowers in tassellike catkins and female flowers in clusters, and edible nuts enclosed in a thick-walled or leathery husk, and including the butternut, hickory, pecan, and walnut.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Walnut Creekwalnut husk fly
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