pine nut

noun

Definition of pine nut

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

First Known Use of pine nut

before 12th century


PINE NUT Defined for English Language Learners

pine nut

noun

Definition of pine nut for English Language Learners

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


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