pine nut

noun
  1. 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.
  2. pine cone.

Origin of pine nut

before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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Historical Examples of 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

noun
  1. the edible seed of certain pine trees
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