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 (pĭn′yōn′, -yən)
Variant of piñon.


(Plants) a variant spelling of piñon


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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