nut pine

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nut pine

A pine bearing edible seeds, such as a piñon.

nut pine

(Plants) either of two varieties of the pine tree Pinus cembroides, of Mexico, Arizona, and California, having edible nuts


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.nut pine - any of several pinons bearing edible nutlike seedsnut pine - any of several pinons bearing edible nutlike seeds
pignolia, pine nut, pinon nut - edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
pinon, pinyon - any of several low-growing pines of western North America
Mexican nut pine, pinon pine, Pinus cembroides - a small two-needled or three-needled pinon of Mexico and southern Texas
Pinus edulis, Rocky mountain pinon - small compact two-needled pinon of southwestern United States; important as a nut pine
Pinus monophylla, single-leaf, single-leaf pine, single-leaf pinyon - pinon of southwestern United States having solitary needles and often many stems; important as a nut pine