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pis·ta·chi·o

 (pĭ-stăsh′ē-ō′, -stä′shē-ō′)
n. pl. pis·ta·chi·os
1. A deciduous tree (Pistacia vera) of central and western Asia, having pinnately compound leaves and dry, drupaceous, nutlike fruits.
2. The nutlike fruit of this tree, having an edible, oily, green or yellow kernel.

[Ultimately (partly via Middle French pistache) from Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium, pistachio nut, from Greek pistakion, from pistakē, pistachio tree, of Iranian origin; akin to Middle Persian pistag.]

pistachio

(pɪˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -os
1. (Plants) an anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia vera, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, with small hard-shelled nuts
2. (Plants) Also called: pistachio nut the nut of this tree, having an edible green kernel
3. (Cookery) the sweet flavour of the pistachio nut, used esp in ice creams
adj
(Colours) of a yellowish-green colour
[C16: via Italian and Latin from Greek pistakion pistachio nut, from pistakē pistachio tree, from Persian pistah]

pis•tach•i•o

(pɪˈstæʃ iˌoʊ, -ˈstɑ ʃiˌoʊ)

n., pl. -chi•os.
1. the nut of a Eurasian tree, Pistacia vera, of the cashew family, containing an edible, greenish kernel.
2. the tree itself.
3. a light or medium shade of yellow-green.
Also, pis•tache (pɪˈstæʃ) pistach′io nut` (for def. 1).
[1590–1600; < Italian pistacchio < Latin pistācium < Greek pistákion pistachio nut, diminutive of pistákē pistachio tree < Middle Persian *pistak (Persian pista)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pistachio - small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nutspistachio - small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
pistachio nut, pistachio - nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
nut tree - tree bearing edible nuts
2.pistachio - nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernelpistachio - nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel
edible nut - a hard-shelled seed consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell
pistachio, pistachio tree, Pistacia vera - small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
Translations
فُسْتُقَه، شَجَر الفُسْتُق
festucpstatxo
pistácie
pistaciepistacienød
pistakujo
pistaatsiapähkel
پسته
pistaasipähkinä
pisztácia
pistasíuhneta
ピスタチオ
pistacija
pistācija
pistacja
pistache
pistácia
pistacija
пистаћтришља
pistasch
antep fıstığıfıstığı
hạt dẻ

pistachio

[pɪsˈtɑːʃɪəʊ] N (pistachios (pl)) → pistacho m; (= tree) → pistachero m; (= colour) → color m de pistacho

pistachio

[pɪˈstæʃiəʊ]
n
(= tree) → pistachier m
(also pistachio nut) → pistache f
(= colour) → pistache
modif [ice-cream] → à la pistache; [flavour] → pistache

pistachio

nPistazie f
adj (colour) → pistazienfarben

pistachio

[pɪsˈtɑːʃɪəʊ] npistacchio

pistachio

(piˈstaːʃiəu) plural pisˈtachios noun
a greenish nut used as flavouring for food.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bad weather in California has been really bad for the California pistachio crop, which may be down by as much as 70 percent this year, according to the Western Farm Press.
5 billion of pistachio in the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21, 2014), hitting a new record, an official said.
The pistachio has been of recent interest for its nutritional, antioxidant activity and its consumers increased considerably.
This study confirms that the fat from pistachio nuts, specifically, is not completely digested or absorbed, resulting in a lower energy value," he added.
Diabetes could be controlled and the propensity for heart disease may be reduced, for instance, by adding pistachio nuts to one's diet.
HAMA, (SANA) - Hama Chamber of Agriculture announced that 1,200 tons of peeled pistachio and 1,836 tons of unshelled pistachio were exported to several Arab and European countries in the current season with a total value estimated at SYP 3 billion.
75 percent of the country's total pistachio production is being exported to other countries across the globe.
But the growing consumption of pistachios may be leading to a higher frequency of allergic sensitization and an increased prevalence of allergic reactions to pistachio.
The researchers conducted a randomized, crossover design, controlled feeding experiment to test the effects of pistachio nuts, added to a heart healthy moderate-fat diet, on cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Launched in the UK by producer Paramount Farms in 2008, it is now the No 1 pistachio brand in the UK.
Lemon, strawberry & nut cheesecakes (1) INGREDIENTS: 55g/2oz dark chocolate, melted; 25g/1oz pistachio nuts; 85g/3oz strawberries; 3tbsp cream cheese; 25g/1oz caster sugar; 1tbsp lemon juice & 1tsp zest; 1/2 vanilla pod; 2tbsp double cream, whipped METHOD: Mix the melted chocolate with one tablespoon of shelled pistachios and pour into a 10cm/4in metal ring mould set on a plate.
This is a big bonus to our growers," said Richard Matoian, executive director of the Fresno-based Western Pistachio Association, a marketing board that represents growers in California, Arizona and New Mexico.