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 The dish is garnished with a pine nut gremolata, which can be prepared up to two days ahead. Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Ditto the side of crispy Brussels sprouts ($11), which were only made better by a drizzle of pine nut gremolata and a slightly sweet garlic agrodolce. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 In her grief, Zauner finds solace in making pine nut porridge, watching families shop for snacks at H Mart and digging into fresh seafood from a fish market in Busan, South Korea. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 To this day, the mesa remains a traditional pinyon pine nut harvesting sight for Indigenous tribes who live nearby, and is said to contain numerous Indigenous artifacts. Miles W. Griffis, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Harness the pine nut and raisin combination once more in Rosa’s Spinach Egg Tortilla With Pine Nuts and Raisins. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2021 Jordan took off a necklace that Megan had made for her out of redwood bark and pine nut shells. David Kortava, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 The reason for the pine nut puree in an order of black truffle risotto was so Eom can avoid using cheese or cream and offer something for vegans. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 Readers will learn how wide and rich the food rooted in Africa can be, from the use of venison to pine nut chutney to roti. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 2 Nov. 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 23 Sep. 2021.

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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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