pine nut


Definition of pine nut

: the edible seed of any of several pines — compare piñon

Examples of pine nut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each kit comes with corn on the cob, wild rice and pine nut salad, and raspberry cream pie. Holly Baumbach,, "51 Chicago-area restaurants offering Labor Day specials for dining in or carrying out," 31 Aug. 2020 Like those on Airbnb, hosts can sell additional services such as wine tastings, yoga classes, nature walks and pine nut foraging. Washington Post, "Hipcamp, Tentrr and the Dyrt: Trying out camping’s newest start-ups," 28 Aug. 2020 Dear Heloise: Recipes frequently contain pine nuts, which can be pricey. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: The art of falling," 29 Aug. 2019 These add a rich, nutty taste (like a cross between a pine nut and a sunflower seed) that just so happens to be high in protein and omega-3s. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Sweet Potatoes With Lemon-Herb Sauce," 20 Apr. 2020 Top with chickpeas, garnish with optional pine nuts. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Bake your own matzos and more: Recipes to make this Passover a little more special," 6 Apr. 2020 Plants were also part of the Neanderthal’s diet as evidenced by pine nuts. New York Times, "Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins," 26 Mar. 2020 Ingredients 1 ¼ cup basil leaves ¾ cup pine nuts½ tsp. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 Cavatelli with Parsley-Walnut Pesto Feel free to substitute pine nuts or pecans for the walnuts, or fresh basil leaves for the parsley; the recipe is very forgiving. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Craving pasta? Here’s how to make it when all you have is flour," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pine nut

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Pine nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pine nut

: the seed of some pine trees that is used as food

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