pine nut



Also pignoli. the seed of any of several pine trees, as the piñon, eaten roasted or salted or used in making candy, pastry, etc., after removing the hard seed coat.

Nearby words

  1. pine grosbeak,
  2. pine leaf aphid,
  3. pine marten,
  4. pine mouse,
  5. pine needle,
  6. pine siskin,
  7. pine snake,
  8. pine straw,
  9. pine tar,
  10. pine tree shilling

Origin of pine nut

before 1000; Middle English; Old English Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pine nut

  • It is like a pine-nut in form and colour, covered with scales, and firmer than a melon.

    De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)|Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt

British Dictionary definitions for pine nut

pine nut

pine kernel


the edible seed of certain pine trees
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