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nut pine

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  1. piñon(def 1).

Origin of nut pine

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for nut pine

Historical Examples

  • The lower parts of the mountain were covered with the nut-pine.

    The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California

    Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

  • This tree is called by the Mexicans “piñon,” and also by travellers the “nut-pine.”

    The Desert Home

    Mayne Reid

  • In front of us was a low ridge covered with loose rocks and straggling trees of the nut-pine.

British Dictionary definitions for nut pine

nut pine

  1. either of two varieties of the pine tree Pinus cembroides, of Mexico, Arizona, and California, having edible nuts
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