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nut pine

noun
1.
piñon (def 1).
Origin of nut pine
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • But with the Indians, to miss the nut pine harvest, means to have no bread for the winter that is coming.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • By far the most abundant and interesting of these is the Pinus Fremontiana, 18 or nut pine.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • The harshest mountainsides, hot and waterless, seem best adapted to the nut pine's development.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • The Nevada slope of the mountains below 7500 ft. is covered with the nut pine down to the sage plains.

  • This is a nut pine forest, the bountiful orchard of the red man.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • Mexican Pinon (Pinus cembroides) is known also as nut pine, pinon pine and stone-seed Mexican pinon.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Coulter Pine (Pinus coulteri) is also known as nut pine, big cone pine, and long cone pine.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is sometimes known as the nut pine, for it bears a nut of which the natives are very fond.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
  • A seed bed, incidentally, is a very necessary protection against rodents in the case of nut pine seed.

British Dictionary definitions for nut pine

nut pine

noun
1.
either of two varieties of the pine tree Pinus cembroides, of Mexico, Arizona, and California, having edible nuts
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