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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.
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The American fall from grace has prompted some people to predict Iran will soon be cleaning up by exporting its pistachios to the United States.
Regular consumption of pistachios as part of a balanced diet can help reverse the risks associated with pre-diabetes and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Data about the importance of pistachios in human nutrition has increased extensively in the last years.
ISLAMABAD -- A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.
Benefits of pistachios Dear Sir, Gulf Times In reference to the article "Myths and facts about diabetes" (, November 11), I would like to point out that simple dietary changes can lead to multiple health benefits to diabetic patients.
The US has been Iran's key rival in producing pistachios in recent years, but the Iranian pistachio, which enjoys high health standards and good quality, has beaten the American rival even in the US market for years.
Iran's pistachio is one of the best pistachios in the world.
Pistachios have become a very popular snack food, and they are finding greater use as an ingredient in confections, ice cream and baked goods.
Washington, Apr 25 ( ANI ): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.
A handful of pistachios may lower cholesterol and provide the antioxidants usually found in leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit, according to a study from Penn State University.
Therefore, it is hardly surprising that the Wonderful Pistachios brand from California has been able to capitalise on the UK's increased appetite for snacks that not only guarantee great taste, but also provide important nutritional benefits.
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.