pistacia

noun

pis·​ta·​cia
pə̇ˈstashēə,
-tāsh-
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

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Feb. 2023.

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