noun, plural pis·tach·i·os.
- pissing contest,
- pistachio green,
Origin of pistachio
Examples from the Web for pistachio
Iran's next two exports after oil are carpets and pistachio nuts.
Pistachio nuts are lower in fat, lower in calories, and higher in fiber than most other nuts.
Eaten all over India, kulfi comes in such flavors as pistachio, cardamom, mango, and saffron.
These last issuing from the ground fly to the Pistachio, and on it deposit their pupae.
Hazel nuts and walnuts may be used the same way as almonds, as can also pistachio nuts.Desserts and Salads|Gesine Lemcke
Dip into a leaf-green fondant flavored with pistachio, and you will have pretty cakes.Candy-Making at Home|Mary M. Wright
Shell and peel half a pound of pistachio nuts, beat them very fine in a marble mortar, and work into them a piece of fresh butter.
When firm coat with "Dot" Chocolate and set half a pistachio nut on top.
noun plural -os
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.