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also pin·yon  (pĭn′yōn′, -yən)
n. pl. pi·ñons or pi·ño·nes (pĭn-yō′nēz) also pin·yons
1. 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.
2. An edible seed of any of these trees.

[Spanish piñón, pine nut, pine cone, augmentative of piña, from Latin pīnea, from feminine of pīneus, of pine, from pīnus, pine tree; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]




(Plants) a type of low-growing N American pine tree, esp Pinus edulis, that produces a small edible nut


or pin•yon

(ˈpɪn yən, ˈpin yoʊn, pinˈyoʊn)

n., pl. pi•ñons, pi•ño•nes (piˈnyɔ nɛs) , or pin•yons.
1. any of several pines of SW North America, as Pinus monophylla or P. edulis, bearing edible nutlike seeds.
2. Also called pi′ñon nut`. the seed.
[1825–35, Amer.; < Sp piñón, derivative of piña pine cone]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinon - any of several low-growing pines of western North Americapinon - any of several low-growing pines of western North America
genus Pinus, Pinus - type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
nut pine - any of several pinons bearing edible nutlike seeds
bishop pine, bishop's pine, Pinus muricata - two-needled or three-needled pinon mostly of northwestern California coast
California single-leaf pinyon, Pinus californiarum - very small tree similar to Rocky mountain pinon but having a single needle per fascicle; similar to Parry's pinyon in range
Parry's pinyon, Pinus parryana, Pinus quadrifolia - five-needled pinon of southern California and northern Baja California having (sometimes three-needled or four-needled showing hybridization from Pinus californiarum)
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