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piñon

[ pin-yuhn, peen-yohn, peen-yohn; Spanish pee-nyawn ]
/ ˈpɪn yən, ˈpin yoʊn, pinˈyoʊn; Spanish piˈnyɔn /
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noun, plural pi·ñons, Spanish pi·ño·nes [pee-nyaw-nes]. /piˈnyɔ nɛs/.
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.
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Origin of piñon

1825–35, Americanism;<Spanish piñón, derivative of piña pine cone
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Other Idioms and Phrases with piñon

pin on

Attribute to someone, especially a wrongdoing or crime. For example, They pinned the murder on the wrong man. This expression uses pin in the sense of “attach.” [First half of 1900s]

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