piñon

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

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piñons

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pinyons

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piñones

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  1. :  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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