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), 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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