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pistachio

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noun pis·ta·chio \pə-ˈsta-sh(ē-ˌ)ō, -ˈstä-\

Simple Definition of pistachio

  • : a small green nut

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pistachio

plural

pistachios

  1. :  a small Asian tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family whose drupaceous fruit contains a greenish edible seed; also :  its seed

Origin and Etymology of pistachio

Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium pistachio nut, from Greek pistakion, from pistakē pistachio tree, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian pistah pistachio tree


First Known Use: 1598


PISTACHIO Defined for Kids

pistachio

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noun pis·ta·chio \pə-ˈsta-shē-ˌō\

Definition of pistachio for Students

plural

pistachios

  1. :  the greenish edible seed of a small Asian tree





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