pi·​gno·​li | \ pēn-ˈyō-lē How to pronounce pignoli (audio) \
variants: or pignolia \ pēn-​ˈyō-​lē-​ə How to pronounce pignolia (audio) \
plural pignoli or pignolis or pignolia or pignolias

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After hen-of-the-woods-and-pignoli salad and brick chicken, Gary Clark Jr. took the stage. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "For He’s a Jolly Goodfella! Celebrating Martin Scorsese at Chanel’s MoMA Film Benefit," 20 Nov. 2018 Think: slow-roasted duck hash, chicken salad sandwiches, and ricotta and pignoli salad. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 INGREDIENTS: 3 tsp olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts (pignoli) 1 lb penne pasta 3 large cloves garlic, slivered 1 1/4 lb red Swiss chard (or a mix of white-, yellow- and red-stemmed chards), stems cut in 1-in. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Penne with Chard & Pine Nuts," 27 Sep. 2007

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First Known Use of pignoli

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pignoli

pignoli from Italian, plural of pignolo, pinolo, from pigna, pina pine cone, from Latin pinea; pignolia perhaps modification of pignoli — more at pineal

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