pinon nut


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pinon nut edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
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In literature:

The most abundant food of this nature is derived from the sunflower and the nuts of the pinon.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
The =pinon=, the seed found in the cone of the stone pine, is a very small but pleasant nut.
"Doña Perfecta" by Benito Pérez Galdós
They gather the pinon nuts and grind them into meal.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
Ay, and you shall have a half peck of pinon nuts for your supper, I promise you.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
We see the Indians fling the pinon nuts into the cinders, and then draw them forth again, parched and smoking.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
This tree is called by the Mexicans "pinon," and also by travellers the "nut-pine.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
They were thinking about their pinon-nuts.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton