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pistachio

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

: a small green nut

plural pis·ta·chios

Full Definition of PISTACHIO

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

Origin 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
PISTACHIOS Defined for Kids

pistachio

noun pis·ta·chio \pə-ˈsta-shē-ˌō\
plural pis·ta·chios

Definition of PISTACHIO for Kids

:  the greenish edible seed of a small Asian tree

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