pine nut


Definition of pine nut

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

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One of the people who testified was a 48-year-old man named Kim Kwang-Il, who had been imprisoned for smuggling pine nuts over the border. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Author Casey Gerald Ponders the Black Experience in an America Shaped by Hate: raceAhead," 15 Aug. 2019 This could take the form of pine nuts in pesto sauce, walnuts in a salad or cashews in a veggie stir-fry, the agency says. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Eat healthier, and you'll help save the planet, report says," 8 Aug. 2019 Sprinkle with half the feta and 1 tablespoon of the pine nuts. Christopher Kimball,, "Three recipes that bring out the deep flavors of eggplant," 7 Aug. 2019 Plate-size pancakes hold hot ham and cheese or whipped cream and Nutella or spinach, goat cheese, pine nuts and garlic oil. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here are the 10 best foods at the Indiana State Fair 2019," 7 Aug. 2019 Add optional filling ingredients like fresh basil or toasted pine nuts. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Squash blossoms, stuffed with cheese and fit to be fried," 31 July 2019 Slices of raw young zucchini are tossed with olive oil, and layered with chile pepper, shaved Parmesan, pine nuts, and mint. Sheryl Julian,, "At Short & Main in Gloucester, the kitchen excels at many things, including local fish, roasted whole," 30 July 2019 In Palermo, to the north of Sicily, the cooks add pine nuts or almonds (or both), sometimes raisins, even cocoa powder. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Caponata, a mosaic of foods from Sicily," 26 June 2019 For crunch, there are more pine nuts than might seem reasonable. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "Cook broccoli longer and it becomes as comforting as this bowl of pasta," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of pine nut

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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