noun pis·tou \pēsˈtü\

Definition of pistou



  1. :  a vegetable soup served with a puree of garlic, herbs, oil, and cheese and often tomatoes

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Origin and Etymology of pistou

French, crushed basil, pesto, from Provençal, from pista to crush, from Old Provençal pistar, from Late Latin pistare — more at pesto

First Known Use: 1967

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a brief usually trivial fact

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