pesto
pesto pes"to (p[e^]s"t[-o]), n. [It. pesto, pounded, from pestare to pound, crush, fr. LL. pistare, fr. pinsere. See also {pestle}.] (Cookery) A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted. [PJC]

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  • pesto — ► NOUN ▪ a sauce of crushed basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, served with pasta. ORIGIN Italian, from pestare pound, crush …   English terms dictionary

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