Definition of pistachio
: a small Asian tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family whose drupaceous fruit contains a greenish edible seed; also : its seed
Recent Examples of pistachio from the Web
For garnishes: ¼ cup feta, crumbled 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, except for the garnishes.
This burger is all healthy thanks to seeds, quinoa flakes, and (of course) broccoli and pistachios (two of our favorite green superfoods).
In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing.
Today, most of the state’s agricultural land is used to grow high-end crops like pistachios, almonds, and wine grapes, which require water every year.
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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: 1598See Words from the same year
PISTACHIO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pistachio for English Language Learners
: a small green nut
PISTACHIO Defined for Kids
Definition of pistachio for Students
: the greenish edible seed of a small Asian tree
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