nounpl. pi·ñons or pi·ño·nes also pin·yons
- Any of several pine trees of northern Mexico and the southwest United States that bear edible, nutlike seeds, especially Pinus edulis. Also called piñon pine.
- An edible seed of any of these trees.
Origin of pinonSpanish piñón, pine nut, pine cone, augmentative of piña, from Latin pīnea, from feminine of pīneus, of pine, from pīnus, pine tree; see pei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural piñons)
OriginSee also: pinon
From Spanish piñón.