Definitions

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

  • n.pl. Pine nuts.

Etymologies

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

Italian, pl. of pignolo, pine nut, from pigna, pine cone, variant of pina, from Latin pīnea; see pineal.

Examples

  • The pignoli was a good idea, but I've used crushed and finely chopped juniper berries in the past.

    National Meatloaf Day: Greek Lamb Meatloaf

  • The cones of this pine supply the "pignoli" of commerce.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • Even a simple gremolata, normally served with ossobuco, and roasted pignoli nuts would have significantly improved the entrée.

    Ron Pickarski: Vegetarian Cuisine and Culinary Education

  • Even a simple gremolata, normally served with ossobuco, and roasted pignoli nuts would have significantly improved the entrée.

    Ron Pickarski: Vegetarian Cuisine and Culinary Education

  • It's easy for Rosario to remember exactly when the Ditmars Boulevard pastry shop began serving Astorians cannoli filled with ricotta cream, pignoli tarts, sfogliatelle, marzipan fruits and cassetta cake along with a little slice of old-world Italy.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Born Baker

  • Al naturale remained my non-preparation of choice; but figs right off the grill, served with ricotta salata, prosciutto, toasted pignoli and a dusting of cracked pepper, was a serious contender.

    Beyond the Newton

  • A layer of basil and crushed pignoli pesto followed, then the zucchini rounds, flash-sautéed, and the fennel matchsticks, cooked until soft, and finally, the spring-pea puree.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • In the places he worked, and the other bakeries we visited, you would find cannoli and pignoli cookies loaded with almond paste, and cassata cakes Sicilian cannoli cake.

    Cake Boss

  • A vegetarian version, with pignoli and currents, is planned.

    Mezes and Veggies

  • Then there's the gallery of pancake variations, including chocolate peanut butter, coconut, oatmeal, chorizo corn, post-moderns, spinach walnut and pear pignoli, all mouthwateringly good.

    Boing Boing

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  • Gracie, Prolagus.

    August 28, 2009

  • Pinoli in Italian.

    August 28, 2009

  • In two words, "pine nuts". Great in porridge with a little home-made vanilla syrup to sweeten, and butter to "round out". Forget the pesto - this is better, for breakfast at least.

    August 28, 2009