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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several pine trees bearing edible, nutlike seeds, especially Pinus edulis, of the western United States and Mexico. Also called nut pine.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Spanish piñón, pine nut, pine cone, augmentative of piña, from Latin pīnea, from feminine of pīneus, of pine, from pīnus, pine tree; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.

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