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 for butternut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Souari nut \Sou*a"ri nut`\ (Bot.)
     The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American
     tree ({Caryocar nuciferum) of the same natural order with
     the tea plant; -- also called butternut. [Written also
     sawarra nut.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butternut \But"ter*nut`\, n.
     1. (Bot.) An American tree ({Juglans cinerea) of the Walnut
        family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil
        contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and
        white walnut.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) The nut of the Caryocar butyrosum and Caryocar
        nuciferum, of S. America; -- called also Souari nut.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and
           edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye [syn: butternut,
           butternut tree, white walnut, Juglans cinerea]
      2: oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Butternut, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    407
     Housing Units (2000): 220
     Land area (2000):     1.600841 sq. miles (4.146160 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.600841 sq. miles (4.146160 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            11525
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             46.013958 N, 90.494614 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54514
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Butternut, WI

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