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walnut

The ridged edible seed of a deciduous tree of the genus Juglans. Walnuts are a source of dietary fat; they reduce the risk of ischaemic heart disease by lowering cholesterol and favourably modifying the lipoprotein profile. Other nuts (e.g., almonds, hazelnuts) are thought to have similar effects.

walnut,

n Latin name:
Juglans regia; parts used: leaves, rind, seed, oil, cotyledons, bark, root bark; uses: pain, joint inflammation, contraction of living tissues, blood purification, cancer, elimination of toxins, removal of dead and diseased matter, diuretic, induction of bowel movements, stones from bladder and kidney, respiratory disease, skin conditions, stimulation of physiologic processes, constipation, chronic coughs, asthma, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dizziness, anemia, low back pain, frequent urination, weakness in legs, menstrual irregularities; precautions: may be carcinogenic. Also called
black walnut, ceviz agaci, ch'iang t'ao, common walnut, English walnut, guz, hei t'ao, hu t'ao, hu tao, jawiz, joz, nogal, Persian walnut, qoz, and
walnoot.
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While English walnut is considered stronger than American black walnut, and probably is, provided you have straight grain through the primary stress areas and the stock is properly inletted and bedded, black walnut is plenty strong enough for all sporting firearms, perhaps with the exception of large-caliber rifles with extreme recoil.
In California, the research team has documented the disease in the Southern California black walnut, Juglans californica, in English walnut, Juglans regia, which is the commercial orchard species, and in Northern California black walnut, Juglans hindsii, which is used as a rootstock for J.
It's stocked in good English walnut with ebony fore-end tip and pistol-grip cap.
Commonly known as European or English walnut, it was originally found primarily in Asia.
The customer made English walnut the wood of choice for this project, which was very pleasing, albeit unusual.
2 features hand-detachable sidelocks, cocking indicators, ejectors, a variety of choking set off with excellent rose and scroll engraving and a select English walnut stock and fore end.
The black walnut (Juglans nigra) is native to North America, but the English walnut (Juglans regia) dominates the marketplace.
Also on show will be a delicate Japanese screen, at pounds 8,600, incorporating sycamore, marquetry flowers and English walnut created by husband and wife team John and Louise Cropper.
Also, Holt wants to cut down some of the roughly one dozen large English walnut trees on the property.
The rifle was stocked in fine English walnut by famous custom stockmaker Fred Wenig of Lincoln, Missouri.
French walnut is usually paler and lighter in tone than English walnut.