pistacia

noun pis·ta·cia \pə̇ˈstashēə, -tāsh-\

Definition of pistacia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of trees (family Anacardiaceae) native to southern Europe, Asia, and North America having simple or pinnate leaves, small dioecious apetalous flowers, and drupaceous fruits — see mastic tree pistachio terebinth

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tree of the genus Pistacia

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Origin and Etymology of pistacia

New Latin, from Greek pistakē the pistachio tree


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