- the nut of a Eurasian tree, Pistacia vera, of the cashew family, containing an edible, greenish kernel.
- the kernel itself, used for flavoring.
- the tree itself.
- pistachio nut flavor.
- pistachio green.
Origin of pistachio
Examples from the Web for pistache
Historical Examples of pistache
As a consequence we have not as big a collection of these pistache varieties as we ought to have.
The question of congeniality between the true pistache and the Chinese pistache is shown here.
These three men have given more attention to the pistache than I have.
We have had a great real of difficulty in propagating these pistache trees.
This collection of pistache seeds with its Afghanistan label composed part of the collection of seeds.
- an anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia vera, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, with small hard-shelled nuts
- Also called: pistachio nut the nut of this tree, having an edible green kernel
- the sweet flavour of the pistachio nut, used esp in ice creams
- of a yellowish-green colour
Word Origin for pistachio
1590s, from Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium "pistachio nut," from Greek pistakion "pistachio nut," from pistake "pistachio tree," from Persian pistah "pistachio." Borrowed earlier (1530s) as pystace, from Old French form pistace (13c.), which also is from the Italian word.