pistachio

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See also: pistáchio

English[edit]

Pistachio tree
Pistachio fruits

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pistacchio (1590s)[1], from Latin pistācium (pistachio), from Ancient Greek πιστάκιον (pistákion), from πιστάκη (pistákē, pistachio tree). Of Iranian origin. Compare Kurdish pisteq, Persian پسته(pista/peste), Middle Persian pstk' (pistag, pistachio nut), Old Armenian պիստակ (pistak) (from Iranian).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɪsˈtæʃi.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɪsˈtæʃioʊ/, /pɪsˈtɑʃioʊ/

Noun[edit]

pistachio (plural pistachios or pistachioes)

  1. A deciduous tree, Pistacia vera, grown in parts of Asia for its drupaceous fruit.
  2. The nutlike fruit of this tree.
  3. (color) A pale green colour, like that of a pistachio seed.
    Synonym: pistachio green
    pistachio colour:  

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pistachio” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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