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[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)
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.
Also called piñon nut. the seed.
Origin of piñon
1825-35, Americanism; < Spanish piñón, derivative of piña pine cone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They entered the pinon grove and passed the cabin where the tragedy had been enacted.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • Our band cannot either come on to the pinon or cross the war-trail at any point.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • A taxonomic and evolutionary study of the pinon mouse, Peromyscus truei.

  • One of pinon's sailors, if we may put any confidence in the report of the royal enquiry of 1513.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
  • Armed only with pistols in his holsters, he mounted after dark and rode on from Chavignon to pinon.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • The village and forest of pinon were captured, and the hamlet of Pargny-Filain.

  • The rest of us go through the ravine, along the sides of the ridge, in search of the cones of the pinon.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • It was very dull in those days living in the Canyon of pinon Pines.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • In the thick shade of a pinon Luis slept with his face to the ground, his forehead pressed upon his folded arms.

  • There was no other point except the pinon from which we could certainly see the enemy on their route and be ourselves hidden.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid

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