pine nut

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of pine nut

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

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First Known Use of pine nut

before 12th century

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Definition of pine nut for English Language Learners

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


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