Definition of piñon
: any of various small pines (such as Pinus quadrifolia, P. cembroides, P. edulis, and P. monophylla) of western North America with edible seeds; also : the edible seed of a piñon
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
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