Pistachio

Definition of Pistachio

Pis`ta´chio
n.1.(Bot.) The nut of the Pistacia vera, a tree of the order Anacardiaceæ, 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.
2.The small anacardiaceous tree (Pistacia vera), of southern Europe and Asia Minor, which bears the pistachio nut. Called also pistache.
3.(Cookery) The flavor of the pistachio nut, or an ice or confection flavored with it.
4.Pistachio green.

Related Words

genus Pistacia, nut tree, pistachio nut, pistachio tree, Pistacia, Pistacia vera
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