pis·​ta·​cia | \ pə̇ˈstashēə, -tāsh- \

Definition of pistacia

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 plural -s : any tree of the genus Pistacia

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History and Etymology for pistacia

New Latin, from Greek pistakē the pistachio tree

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“Pistacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistacia. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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