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pesto

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noun pes·to \ˈpes-(ˌ)tō\

Simple Definition of pesto

  • : an Italian sauce that is made especially of fresh basil, garlic, oil, and grated cheese

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pesto

  1. :  a sauce made especially of fresh basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts, and grated cheese

Examples of pesto in a sentence

  1. Top the bread with pesto.



Origin and Etymology of pesto

Italian, from pesto, adjective, pounded, from pestare to pound, from Late Latin pistare, frequentative of Latin pinsere


First Known Use: 1937


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