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pin·yon

 (pĭn′yōn′, -yən)
n.
Variant of piñon.

pinyon

(piːˈnjɒn)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of piñon

pi•ñon

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.pinyon - any of several low-growing pines of western North Americapinyon - 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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In partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the BLM will use a combination of mechanical treatments and prescribed fire to remove pinyon and juniper trees.
Then I recalled a time many years ago when I could no longer afford domestic pinyon nuts, and, rather than forego altogether, we made pesto using different types of nuts.
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As a long-term owner of assets, its operating wind projects include the 300-megawatt Jumbo Road project near Hereford, Texas; 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines II projects, located near Tehachapi, California; 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II project in Henry County, Illinois; and the 400-megawatt Grande Prairie project in Holt County, Nebraska.
Pocket mice (Chaetodipus fallax and Perognathus longimembris) and pinyon mice (Peromyscus trueii) dismantled fruits and harvested loose seeds but did not appear to move them although they readily harvested loose seeds.
The Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi) inhabits mountains with pine-oak woodland (Dunn & Alderfer 2008) and forages preferentially on acorns and pinyon nuts in fall and winter (McCormack et al.
The second article by Granados Victorino and coworkers describes the characterization and arrangement of forests of pinyon pine (Pinus cembroides subsp.
As a long-term owner of assets, the company's wind projects include the 300-megawatt Jumbo Road project near Hereford, Texas; 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines II projects, located near Tehachapi, California; 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II project in Henry County, Illinois; 400-megawatt Grande Prairie project in Holt County, Nebraska, which will begin construction in 2015; and an up to 225-megawatt Walnut Ridge project in Bureau County, Illinois, which is still in development.
More than 13,000 acres of pinyon pine and juniper were scorched by the lightning-caused blaze, making it one of the worst fires on record according to the reservation's history.
However the seeds of the pinyon pines (Pinus edulis and Pinus monophylla) which produce in the south-western US and in northern Mexico are known as pinon nuts.