pistachio nut
Pistachio Pis*ta"chio, n. [It. pistacchio (cf. Sp. pistacho, F. pistache), fr. L. pistacium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. Per. pistah. Cf. {Fistinut}.] (Bot.) The nut of the {Pistacia vera}, a tree of the order {Anacardiace[ae]}, containing a kernel of a pale greenish color, which has a pleasant taste, resembling that of the almond, and yields an oil of agreeable taste and odor; -- called also {pistachio nut}. It is wholesome and nutritive. The tree grows in Arabia, Persia, Syria, and Sicily. [Written also {pistachia}.] [1913 Webster]

2. The small anacardiaceous tree ({Pistacia vera}), of southern Europe and Asia Minor, which bears the pistachio nut. Called also {pistache}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Cookery) The flavor of the pistachio nut, or an ice or confection flavored with it. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. Pistachio green. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • pistachio nut — noun nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel • Syn: ↑pistachio • Hypernyms: ↑edible nut • Part Holonyms: ↑pistachio, ↑Pistacia vera, ↑pistachio tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • pistachio nut tree — noun 1. → Chinese pistachio. 2. → pistachio (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • pistachio — UK [pɪˈstɑːʃɪəʊ] / UK [pɪˈstæʃɪəʊ] / US [pɪˈstæʃɪoʊ] or pistachio nut UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms pistachio : singular pistachio plural pistachios Word forms pistachio nut : singular pistachio nut plural pistachio nuts a small …   English dictionary

  • Pistachio — Pis*ta chio, n. [It. pistacchio (cf. Sp. pistacho, F. pistache), fr. L. pistacium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. Per. pistah. Cf. {Fistinut}.] (Bot.) The nut of the {Pistacia vera}, a tree of the order {Anacardiace[ae]}, containing a kernel of a pale greenish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pistachio oil — is a pressed oil, extracted from the fruit of Pistacia vera , the pistachio nut. Compared to other nut oils, it has a particularly strong flavor. Like other nut oils, it tastes similar to the nut from which it is extracted. Pistachio oil is high… …   Wikipedia

  • pistachio — [pi stash′ē ō, pistä′shē ō, pistash′ō] n. pl. pistachios [It pistacchio < L pistacium < Gr pistakion < pistakē, pistachio tree < OPers pistah] 1. a small tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family 2. its edible, greenish seed: in full… …   English World dictionary

  • pistachio — 1590s, from It. pistacchio, from L. pistacium pistachio nut, from Gk. pistakion, from pistake pistachio tree, from Pers. pista pistachio tree. Borrowed earlier (1530s) as pystace, from O.Fr. form pistace (13c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pistachio green — A light yellowish green color resembling that of the pistachio nut. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pistachio — taxobox name = Pistacia vera image caption = Pistacia vera Kerman fruits ripening status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia =… …   Wikipedia

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