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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pinyon mean? 

PINYON (noun)
  The noun PINYON has 1 sense:

1. any of several low-growing pines of western North America

  Familiarity information: PINYON used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PINYON (noun)

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Any of several low-growing pines of western North America

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Nouns denoting plants


pinon; pinyon

Hypernyms ("pinyon" is a kind of...):

pine; pine tree; true pine (a coniferous tree)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pinyon"):

nut pine (any of several pinons bearing edible nutlike seeds)

bishop pine; bishop's pine; Pinus muricata (two-needled or three-needled pinon mostly of northwestern California coast)

California single-leaf pinyon; Pinus californiarum (very small tree similar to Rocky mountain pinon but having a single needle per fascicle; similar to Parry's pinyon in range)

Parry's pinyon; Pinus parryana; Pinus quadrifolia (five-needled pinon of southern California and northern Baja California having (sometimes three-needled or four-needled showing hybridization from Pinus californiarum))

Holonyms ("pinyon" is a member of...):

genus Pinus; Pinus (type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines)

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