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piñon

noun pi·ñon \ˈpin-ˌyōn, -ˌyän, -yən; pin-ˈyōn\

Definition of piñon

plural

piñons

or

pinyons

or

piñones

play \pin-ˈyō-nēz\
  1. :  any of various small pines (as Pinus quadrifolia, P. cembroides, P. edulis, and P. monophylla) of western North America with edible seeds; also :  the edible seed of a piñon



Variants of piñon

or

pinyon

play \ˈpin-ˌyōn, -ˌyän, -yən; pin-ˈyōn\

Origin and Etymology of piñon

American Spanish piñón, from Spanish, pine nut, from piña pinecone, from Latin pinea — more at pineal


First Known Use: 1831

Rhymes with piñon


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