Pistou meaning

pē-sto͝o
A sauce made of garlic, basil, olive oil, and often Parmesan, used on pasta or in soups and stews.
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A cold sauce made from cloves of garlic, fresh basil, and olive oil.
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A soup or stew flavored with this sauce.
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A French sauce like pesto but often without the cheese.
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A soup or other dish flavored with this.
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Origin of pistou

  • French from Provençal from pestar to crush from Old Provençal from Late Latin pistāre piston

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, from Late Latin pistāre (“to crush").

    From Wiktionary