American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Pistacia vera) of central and western Asia, having pinnately compound leaves and dry, drupaceous, nutlike fruits.
- n. The nutlike fruit of this tree, having an edible, oily, green or yellow kernel.
- n. The flavor of these nuts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pistachio-nut.
- n. A deciduous tree, Pistacia vera, grown in parts of Asia for its drupaceous fruit
- n. The nutlike fruit of this tree
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. The small anacardiaceous tree (Pistacia vera), of southern Europe and Asia Minor, which bears the pistachio nut. Called also
- n. (Cookery) The flavor of the pistachio nut, or an ice or confection flavored with it.
- n. Pistachio green.
- n. small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
- n. nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel
- From Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium ("pistachio"), from Ancient Greek πιστάκιον (pistakion), from πιστάκη (pistakē, "pistachio tree"), of Iranian origin; compare Kurdish pisteq, Persian پسته (pista), Middle Persian 𐭯𐭮𐭲𐭪 (pistag, "pistachio nut"), Old Armenian պիստակ (pistak) (from Iranian). (Wiktionary)
- Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium, pistachio nut, from Greek pistakion, from pistakē, pistachio tree, perhaps from Middle Persian *pistak. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A spear of manchego, chorizo and a dot of quince paste coated in pistachio crumbs has the tongue doing somersaults with its sweet, salty and spicy notes.”
“I never thought much of their chocolate one, and the pistachio is just okay.”
“We steal around another bend where gray rock walls give way to a slew of multicolored facades in pistachio green, custard yellow and rum raisin red -- village homes crammed together in rows like so many colorful LifeSaver candies in a pack.”
“They were dressed in pistachio-coloured shirts and khaki shorts into which their huge bottoms were crammed so tightly that you could study every dimple.”
“The list of recalled pistachio products associated with a California processing plant where salmonella was found continues to grow.”
“The FDA's list of recalled pistachio products continues to grow.”
“The FDA is updating its list of recalled pistachio products, which is expected to grow.”
“Jeff Levi, the executive director of Trust for America's Health, released a statement calling the pistachio recall “the latest reminder of how vulnerable our food safety system is.””
“Kraft and Frito-Lay are the latest companies to recall pistachio products in the wake of an investigation into a California pistachio processing plant where salmonella has been found.”
“The fuss is over something Iran is famous for, though perhaps less than its nuclear ambitions; namely pistachio nuts.”
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