Pinon meaning

pĭnyōn, -yən
Any of several pine trees of northern Mexico and the southwest United States that bear edible, nutlike seeds, especially Pinus edulis.
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An edible seed of any of these trees.
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(uncountable, countable) Any of several North American pines that bear edible seeds (pine nuts), especially Pinus edulis; the nut pine.

They planted a few piñons.

The hills were covered with clusters of piñon.

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(countable, uncountable) A pine nut.
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Origin of pinon

  • Spanish piñón pine nut, pine cone augmentative of piña from Latin pīnea from feminine of pīneus of pine from pīnus pine tree peiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish piñón.

    From Wiktionary