pistachio

See also: pistáchio

EnglishEdit

 
Pistachio tree
 
Pistachio fruits

EtymologyEdit

From Italian pistacchio (1590s)[1], from Latin pistācium (pistachio), from Ancient Greek πιστάκιον (pistákion), from πιστάκη (pistákē, pistachio tree). Of Iranian origin. Compare Northern Kurdish pisteq, Persian پسته(pesteh), Middle Persian pstk' (pistag, pistachio nut), Old Armenian պիստակ (pistak) (from Iranian), Arabic فستق(fustuq), Turkish fıstık.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɪsˈtæʃi.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɪsˈtæʃioʊ/, /pɪsˈtɑʃioʊ/
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NounEdit

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
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pistachio”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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