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- n. Any of the tree genus Pistacia, including the pistachio.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The name of a genus of trees, including the tree which bears the pistachio (Pistacia vera), the Mediterranean mastic tree (Pistacia Lentiscus), and the species (Pistacia Terebinthus) which yields Chian or Cyprus turpentine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of trees, of the order Anacardiaceæ and tribe Spondieæ, distinguished as the one apetalous genus of that polypetalous family.
- n. [lowercase] A tree of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
The early 6th-Century manuscript De observatione ciborum (On the observance of foods) by Anthimus implies that pistachio nuts ( "pistacia" in vulgar Latin) were well known in Europe by late Roman times.
The mummification process typically involved a recipe that was 80 per cent fat or oil, 10 per cent pistacia resin, 10 per cent conifer resin and a pinch of cinnamon.
He set out stocks of imported hawthorns, four yellow jessamines, twenty-five of the Palinurus for hedges, forty-six pistacia nuts and seventy-five pyramidical cypress, which last were brought to him by the botanist Michaux from the King of France.
-- The pistacia tree, which yields the eatable pistachio nuts.
The gum, from the pistacia French researchers are calling into question the safety of a cosmetic procedure that offers to melt away fat without surgery, exercise
a little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth and ladanum, pistacia-nuts and almonds.