pine nut
noun Date: before 12th century the edible seed of any of several pines — compare pinon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pine nut — n a small seed that grows on some ↑pine trees and is eaten as food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pine nut — pine ,nut noun count the small white seed of some types of PINE tree that is sometimes used in cooking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pine nut — pine′ nut n. pln the edible seed of any of several pine trees, as the piñon Also called pignolia, pignoli Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • pine nut — ► NOUN ▪ the edible seed of various pine trees …   English terms dictionary

  • pine nut — ☆ pine nut n. the sweet, edible seed of any of several pines found chiefly in the SW U.S. and in Mexico …   English World dictionary

  • Pine nut — Shelled European pine nuts (Pinus pinea) Shelled Korean pine nuts (Pinus koraiensis …   Wikipedia

  • pine nut — noun edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America • Syn: ↑pignolia, ↑pinon nut • Hypernyms: ↑edible nut • Part Holonyms: ↑nut pine, ↑stone pine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine nut — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pine nut : singular pine nut plural pine nuts the small white seed of some types of pine that is sometimes used in cooking …   English dictionary

  • pine nut — pine nuts N COUNT: usu pl Pine nuts are small cream coloured seeds that grow on pine trees. They can be used in salads and other dishes …   English dictionary

  • pine nut — /ˈpaɪn nʌt/ (say puyn nut) noun the edible nut found in the pine cone of any of several pine trees, especially the stone pine, Pinus pinea, native to the Mediterranean region …   Australian English dictionary

  • pine nut — 1. Also, pignolia. the seed of any of several pine trees, as the piñon, eaten roasted or salted or used in making candy, pastry, etc., after removing the hard seed coat. 2. See pine cone. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * …   Universalium

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