pis·​tou | \ pēsˈtü \
plural -s

Definition of pistou

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

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First Known Use of pistou

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pistou

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

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“Pistou.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistou. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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