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See also: 开心果

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ChineseEdit

fruit; result
trad. (開心果) 開心
simp. (开心果) 开心
Literally: “happy nut”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Said to be thus called from the shape resemblance to a smiling face. Alternatively, it may be a literal interpretation of 開心 (“to open the heart”), since most pistachio nuts dehisce, or pop open as they mature.

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NounEdit

開心果

  1. pistachio (nut)
  2. (figuratively) someone or something that makes people laugh, especially a lively and humorous person who keeps the group dynamic fun; barrel of laughs; life of the party

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