- a small tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family
- its edible, greenish seedin full pistachio nut
- the flavor of this nut
- a light yellow-green color
Origin of pistachioItalian pistacchio ; from Classical Latin pistacium ; from Classical Greek pistakion ; from pistak?, pistachio tree ; from Old Persian pistah
- A deciduous tree (Pistacia vera) of central and western Asia, having pinnately compound leaves and dry, drupaceous, nutlike fruits.
- The nutlike fruit of this tree, having an edible, oily, green or yellow kernel.
Origin of pistachioUltimately (partly via Middle French pistache) from Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium, pistachio nut, from Greek pistakion, from pistak&emacron;, pistachio tree, of Iranian origin; akin to Middle Persian pistag.
(plural pistachios or pistachioes)
From Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium (“pistachio"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¹ÏƒÏ„Î¬ÎºÎ¹Î¿Î½ (pistakion), from Ï€Î¹ÏƒÏ„Î¬ÎºÎ· (pistakÄ“, “pistachio tree"), of Iranian origin; compare Kurdish pisteq, Persian Ù¾Ø³ØªÙ‡ (pista), Middle Persian ð¯ð®ð²ðª (pistag, “pistachio nut"), Old Armenian ÕºÕ«Õ½Õ¿Õ¡Õ¯ (pistak) (from Iranian).