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  1. the edible seed of the cones of certain pines, as the nut pine, Pinus pinea, of southern Europe.

Origin of pignon

1595–1605; < Spanish piñón; compare Latin pīneus of pine1
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  • In the pignon above the great fireplaces was set some XIV-century glass.

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