- 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 pistachio
Iran's next two exports after oil are carpets and pistachio nuts.Iran Sanctions: What's the Mission?
October 15, 2012
Pistachio nuts are lower in fat, lower in calories, and higher in fiber than most other nuts.6 Snacks to Eat for Your Workout
August 15, 2010
Eaten all over India, kulfi comes in such flavors as pistachio, cardamom, mango, and saffron.What to Eat: Indian Dinner
October 27, 2009
Aren't you going to give me some of the boar's head with pistachio nuts?The Fat and the Thin
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.
Pistachio nuts, which are light green in color, are either chopped or used in halves on chocolates or bonbons.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Two fruit trees within this family are the mango and the pistachio nut tree.Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
The table may be arranged with a "putting green" in the centre made of a square of sponge cake frosted with pistachio.Bright Ideas for Entertaining
Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
- 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 and History 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.