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Definition of the noun pistachio

What does pistachio mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pistachios

  1. small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  2. nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of pistachio: pistachio nut
    • more generic term: edible nut = a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
    • part of: pistachio tree / Pistacia vera = small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts

Alternative definition of the noun pistachio


  1. A deciduous tree grown in parts of Asia for its drupaceous fruit
  2. The nutlike fruit of this tree


"Pistachio" is a 2009 short film written and directed by Martin Lund.

  • country: Norway
  • language: Norwegian Language
  • released on (6 years ago)


  1. "Pistachio" is a composition.
  2. "Pistachio" is a musical EP of Donnacha Costello.
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Phrases with Pistachio

  1. pistachio nut
  2. pistachio tree
  3. pistachio green
  4. American Pistachio

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pistachio

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Google previewThe Miracle of Nuts, Seeds and Grains (2013)

The Scientific Facts about Nutritional Properties and Medicinal Values of Nuts, Seeds and Grains by Dr. Bahram Tadayyon MNS, MD, Ph.D.

Pistachio is a member of the cashew family. It originated in West Asia and is now produced in large...

Google previewUnexplored Syria (1872)

Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl El Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake

The green pistachio is a luxury, but this year (1870) all are Hail or barren, and they will not produce till the next. The same is the case in many parts of COLLECTIONS FROM THE HOLY LAND. 265.

Google previewTexas Trees (2002)

by J. Howard Garrett

CULTURE: Chinese pistachio is an easy-to-grow introduced tree that adapts to a wide range of soils. Solid white roclt and wet soils should be avoided.

Google previewThe Christian Reformer, Or, New Evangelical Miscellany (1820)

The pistachio is a tree peculiar to Palestine, Syria and Egypt. Cotovicus saw this tree with fruit on, not unlike pine apples, at Jerusalem, by the church of the Holy Sepulchre. The third clusters on the vine, which in the month of May had ...

Google previewPostharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (2011)

Mangosteen to White Sapote by Elhadi M Yahia

Origin and history The word pistachio is a loanword from the Zendor Avestan (ancient Persian language) pista-pistak (Joret, 1976) and is a cognate to the modern Persian word Peste. According to Dioskurides, the ...

Google previewGuide to Cultivated Plants (2008)

by A. T. G. Elzebroek

Pistachio is a dioecious tree, so male and female flowers are borne on different trees. Unpruned, female trees are usually smaller than male trees. The bark of the tree is reddishbrown. The leaves are pinnately compound, 10–20 cm long, and ...

Google previewThe New Oxford Book of Food Plants (2009)

by John Vaughan, Catherine Geissler

Pistachio is a deciduous tree, up to 10 m in height. Its leaves have three to seven ovate leaflets, 5–10 cm long. Male and female flowers are borne on different trees, in axillary racemes. The fruit is an ovoid drupe. PECAN (5) Carya illinoinensis ...

Google previewDeliciously Healthy Baking (2012)

by Avner Laskin

Pistachio is a very common ingredient in the Mediterranean 4. Remove the paper from the top ofthe butter and turn it over onto the dough. Remove the rest ofthe parchment paper and fold all four sides ofthe dough ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Pistachio Nuts A member of the Anacardiaceae or cashew family, which also includes mangoes, the pistachio is the pea-sized seed of the small tree Pistacia vera.Its English name, pistachio, is derived from the Persian word for the tree, pistah ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary (1824)

by John Walker

PISTACHIO, pls-ta'sho, ». The Pistachio is a dry fruit of an oblong figure ; Pistich nut. PISTILLATION, pis-til-li' shun, ...

Google previewWalker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary (1830)

Corrected and Enlarged with Upwards of Three Thousand Words by Rev. John Davis (A.M., of Belfast, Eng.)

The pistachio is a dry fruit of an oblong figure; Pistich nut. Pistillation, pls-til-lā- shūn, s. pounding in a mortar. Pistol, pisotăl, s. 166. A small hand-gun. To Pistol, plso till, v. a. To shoot with a pistol. Pistole, pl.s-tóles s. A coin of many countries, ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

Il e, PISTACHIO, Fis-to-sh. f. The Pistachio is a dry fruit of an oblong figure ; Fiftich nut.

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary. With a suppl., by E. Smith (1881)

by John Walker

Pistachio, pIs-tAishd, s. The pistachio is a dry fruit of oblong figure', Pisllch nut. PiSTILLATION, pls-tll-lAish&n, ».

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts (2008)

by Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull

SPLITTING The edible pistachio, unlike the species used for rootstocks, is characterized by splitting of the endocarp at maturity. Splitting begins about the end of July, at least 1 month before fruit maturity, and continues ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1892)

by Sir George Watt

The Pistachio Nut. <y. Murray) styptic application to wounds, signifying " the remedy (or resin) for stopping blood," or *' for dressing wounds," or " the tree- resin " (Aitchison). The greater part of the mastic imported into India consists of this drug; ...

Google previewCassell's dictionary of cookery (1883)

by Cassell, ltd

Pistachio Ice Cream. — Blanch and pool > quarter of a pound of pistachios, and pound them to a Bmooth paste with a few drops of rose-water. Beat the yolks of six eggs, and pour over them a pint and a half of boiling milk ; add four ounces of ...

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Scrabble value of P3I1S1T1A1C3H4I1O1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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