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piñon

[pin-yuh n, peen-yohn, peen-yohn; Spanish pee-nyawn] /ˈpɪn yən, ˈpin yoʊn, pinˈyoʊn; Spanish piˈnyɔn/
noun, plural piñons Spanish, piñones
[pee-nyaw-nes] /piˈnyɔ nɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also, pinyon. Also called pinyon pine, nut pine. any of several pines of southwestern North America, as Pinus monophylla or P. edulis, bearing edible, nutlike seeds.
2.
Also called piñon nut. the seed.
Origin of piñon
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; < Spanish piñón, derivative of piña pine cone
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