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EtymologyEdit

From Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium (pistachio), from Ancient Greek πιστάκιον (pistákion), from πιστάκη (pistákē, pistachio tree). Of Iranian origin. Compare Kurdish pisteq, Persian پسته (pista), Middle Persian pstk' (pistag, pistachio nut), Old Armenian պիստակ (pistak) (from Iranian).

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

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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.

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