pine nut

noun

Definition of pine nut 

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

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Add pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fear of fish? Bake it, don't fry it, for no-fuss, foolproof results," 16 Feb. 2018 Patti Jackson, chef at I Trulli in New York City adds pancetta, pine nuts, and pecorino to these little cabbages. Country Living, "Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta," 1 Sep. 2010 In a blender, combine ramps, remaining garlic, basil, pine nuts, one cup of Parmesan and the remaining cup of olive oil in a blender (immersion blenders and food processors will work too) and blend until smooth. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 Add pine nuts, cucumbers, both kinds of tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, oil, and vinegar to bowl with farro and toss everything together to combine. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Grain Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers," 23 Apr. 2018 Acú put that oven to work for a pizza dressed with feta, ground lamb and pine nuts over a crust just starting to fluff under a crackery shell. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Meanwhile, toast pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Grain Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers," 23 Apr. 2018 Scatter the pine nuts around the chicken, and continue cooking uncovered, turning the chicken over gently until the pan juices thicken and coat the meat like a glaze. 8. Alexandria Mott, House Beautiful, "Chicken with Olives and Pine Nuts Recipe," 12 Jan. 2010 Other eats Starting our meal was the verdure agro dulce ($13), a plate of yellow and purple cauliflower, romanesco, green beans, pine nuts and golden raisins sitting in a pool of a sweet vinegary sauce. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Enzo's Hideaway offers Italian fare paired with prohibition-style cocktails," 14 July 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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pine nut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pine nut

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

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