Pistachio Definition

pĭ-stăshē-ō, -stäshē-ō
pistachios
noun
pistachios
A small tree (Pistacia vera) of the cashew family.
Webster's New World
Its edible, greenish seed.
Webster's New World
The flavor of this nut.
Webster's New World
A light yellow-green color.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pistachio

Noun

Singular:
pistachio
Plural:
pistachios

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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