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 p&imacron;nea, from feminine of p&imacron;neus, of pine, from p&imacron;nus, pine tree; see pei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural piÃ±ons)
From Spanish piÃ±Ã³n.