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a pine bearing edible seeds; a type of pine nut
Not to be confused with:
pinion – the outer part of a bird’s wing; a small toothed gear engaging with a larger one
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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.]
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(Plants) a type of low-growing N American pine tree, esp Pinus edulis, that produces a small edible nut
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piñon - 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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The proposal to expand the Pinon Canyon training site was also a product of longer-term military repositioning.
Tradicionalmente los abrigos rupestres de la Sierra de Albarracin han ocupado un puesto de privilegio dentro de los estudios sobre arte levantino debido, en gran medida, a la excepcionalidad de las representaciones de grandes bovidos en blanco y en negro, algunos de estos repintados, estableciendose su importancia al definirse como propios de las primeras fases de desarrollo del arte levantino (Beltran, 1968; Ripoll, 1968; Pinon, 1982) o, mas recientemente, por haberse redefinido algunas de las bases cronoculturales de determinados conjuntos (Cruz, 2004 y 2005; Martinez Bea, 2005 y 2008).
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After Janie Takeda was hit by Estela Pinon to load the bases, Oregon scored its second run of the inning when Pinon hit Lindvall.
Bill Delahunt, Brookings Institution analyst Richard Feinberg, consultant Phil Peters, Andres Fanjul, co-owner of sugar giant Fanjul Corp., publisher and music entrepreneur Hugo Cancio, travel company owner Tessie Aral, and energy analyst Jorge Pinon.
The market sources said that presently, different varieties of Pistachio were being sold at Rs 1000 to 3000, American Almond at Rs 700 to 800, Pinon at Rs 1700 to 1800, Cashew at Rs 900 to 1100, Walnuts at Rs 400 to 1100, Raisins at Rs 200 to 300, White Seed at Rs 250 to 300, and Shell Almond at Rs 400 to 500.
"What happened to my client is illustrative of what happens not only in Texas but across the southern border," said Adriana Pinon, the ACLU of Texas' senior staff attorney.
Frank Pinon, MD and head of Latin America Capital Markets, Scotiabank, said, 'We're pleased to accept the 2011 Best Market Bond Award in Chile.
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One study looked at the effect of noise on the pinon pine, a dominant tree in the area.