piñon

piñon

[pin-yuhn, peen-yohn, peen-yohn; Spanish pee-nyawn]
noun, plural piñons Spanish, piñones [pee-nyaw-nes] .
1.
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.
2.
Also called piñon nut. the seed.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; < Spanish piñón, derivative of piña pine cone

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