Definition of pignoli in US English:


plural noun

  • Pine nuts.

    • ‘Pine nuts can be found in bulk in nut shops and health-food stores, and packaged in many supermarkets.’
    • ‘Also called Indian nut, piñon, pignoli and pignolia this high-fat nut comes from several varieties of pine trees.’
    • ‘Further additions often include raisins and pignoli.’
    • ‘The other expensive thing is pignolis but you only officially need 1 / 8th of a cup, the toasted 1 / 3rd of a cup is optional.’
    • ‘Pinoli, Pignoli or Pine Nuts are easily available in Tuscany.’


Italian, plural of pignolo, from pigna ‘pine cone’, from Latin pinea.