noun, plural piñons Spanish, piñones /piˈnyɔnɛs/ [pee-nyaw-nes] Show IPA .
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.
Also called piñon nut. the seed.
1825–35, Americanism; < Spanish piñón, derivative of piña pine cone