- a French sauce like pesto but often without the cheese
- a soup or other dish flavored with this
Origin of pistouFrench from Provençal
- A sauce made of garlic, basil, olive oil, and often Parmesan, used on pasta or in soups and stews.
- A soup or stew flavored with this sauce.
Origin of pistouFrench from Provençal from pestar to crush from Old Provençal from Late Latin pistāre ; see piston .
French, from Late Latin pistÄre (“to crush").