noun \ˈpin-ˌyōn, -ˌyän, -yən; pin-ˈyōn\
plural pi·ñons or pin·yons or pi·ño·nes \pin-ˈyō-nēz\

Definition of PIÑON

:  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

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

Origin 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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