piñon

[ pin-yuh n, peen-yohn, peen-yohn; Spanish pee-nyawn ]
/ ˈpɪn yən, ˈpin yoʊn, pinˈyoʊn; Spanish piˈnyɔn /

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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