(Wal"low) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wallowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wallowing.] [OE. walwen, AS. wealwian; akin
to Goth. walwjan (in comp.) to roll, L. volvere; cf. Skr. val to turn. &radic147. Cf. Voluble Well, n.]
1. To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to
flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.
I may wallow in the lily beds.Shak.
2. To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
God sees a man wallowing in his native impurity.South.
3. To wither; to fade. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Wal"low), v. t. To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean. "Wallow thyself in ashes." Jer.
(Wal"low), n. A kind of rolling walk.
One taught the toss, and one the new French wallow.Dryden.
1. One who, or that which, wallows.
2. (Mach.) A lantern wheel; a trundle.
(Wal"low*ish), a. [Scot. wallow to fade or wither.] Flat; insipid. [Obs.] Overbury.
(Wall"-plat`) n. (Zoöl.) The spotted flycatcher. It builds its nest on walls. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wall"-sid`ed) a. (Naut.) Having sides nearly perpendicular; said of certain vessels to
distinguish them from those having flaring sides, or sides tumbling home (see under Tumble, v. i.).
(Wall"wort`) n. (Bot.) The dwarf elder, or danewort
(Walm) v. i. [AS. weallan; cf. wælm, billow. &radic147.] To roll; to spout; to boil up. [Obs.] Holland.
(Wal"nut) n. [OE. walnot, AS. wealh-hnutu a Welsh or foreign nut, a walnut; wealh foreign,
strange, n., a Welshman, Celt (akin to OHG. Walh, properly, a Celt, from the name of a Celtic tribe, in
L. Volcae) + hnutu a nut; akin to D. walnoot, G. walnuss, Icel. valhnot, Sw. valnöt, Dan valnöd. See
Nut, and cf. Welsh.] (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.
In some parts of America, especially in New England, the name walnut is given to several species of
hickory and their fruit.
Ash-leaved walnut, a tree (Juglans fraxinifolia), native in Transcaucasia. Black walnut, a North
American tree (J. 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, or European, walnut,
a tree 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 (J. cinerea), bearing long, oval, thick-shelled, oily nuts,
commonly called butternuts. See Butternut.