Pistacia vera
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.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pistacia vera — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pistacia vera — tikroji pistacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anakardinių šeimos augalas (Pistacia vera), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs centrinėje Azijos dalyje. atitikmenys: lot. Pistacia vera angl. green almond; pistache; pistachio vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Pistacia vera — Pistache Pis*tache , n. [OE. pistace, fr. F. pistache. See {Pistachio}.] (Bot.) The anacardiaceous tree {Pistacia vera}, which yields the pistachio nut; also, the nut itself and the flavoring extract prepared from it. Called also {pistachio}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pistacia vera — ID 64267 Symbol Key PIVE3 Common Name pistachio nut Family Anacardiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Pistacia vera — noun small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard shelled nuts • Syn: ↑pistachio, ↑pistachio tree • Hypernyms: ↑nut tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Pistacia, ↑genus Pistacia …   Useful english dictionary

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