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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 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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