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

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Recent Examples on the Web These also qualify as tree nuts: almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, chestnuts, beechnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, pine nuts (pinon or pignoli) and gingko nuts. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2019 After hen-of-the-woods-and-pignoli salad and brick chicken, Gary Clark Jr. took the stage. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2018 Think: slow-roasted duck hash, chicken salad sandwiches, and ricotta and pignoli salad. Ali Francis, Vogue, 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, 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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“Pignoli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pignoli. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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