pesto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1937, from Italian pesto, contraction of pestato, form of pestare (to pound in a mortar). Cognate to pestle.[1]

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Noun[edit]

pesto (usually uncountable, plural pestos)

  1. A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually pecorino)

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  1. ^ pesto” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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pesto (plural pestoj, accusative singular peston, accusative plural pestojn)

  1. pestilence

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Noun[edit]

pesto

  1. pesto

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of pestato, form of pestare (to pound in a mortar), from Latin pīnsō (pound, beat).

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pesto m (feminine pesta, masculine plural pesti, feminine plural peste)

  1. crushed, ground, beaten
  2. black
    occhio pesto - black eye
  3. pitch
    buio pesto - pitch darkness

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pesto m (plural pesti)

  1. (foods) pesto

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