- pistachio tree
- Pistacia vera
- pistachio nut
Other Word Forms of Pistachio
Origin of Pistachio
From Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium (“pistachio"), from Ancient Greek πιστάκιον (pistakion), from πιστάκη (pistakÄ“, “pistachio tree"), of Iranian origin; compare Kurdish pisteq, Persian پسته (pista), Middle Persian 𐭯𐭮𐭲𐭪 (pistag, “pistachio nut"), Old Armenian ÕºÕ«Õ½Õ¿Õ¡Õ¯ (pistak) (from Iranian).
Ultimately (partly via Middle French pistache) from Italian pistacchio from Latin pistacium pistachio nut from Greek pistakion from pistakē pistachio tree of Iranian origin Middle Persian pistag
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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