Pistacia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pistacia a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pistacia (Bot) The name of a genus of trees, including the tree which bears the pistachio (Pistacia vera), the Mediterranean mastic tree (Pistacia Lentiscus), and the species (Pistacia Terebinthus) which yields Chian or Cyprus turpentine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pistacia A genus of trees, of the order Anacardiaceæ and tribe Spondieæ, distinguished as the one apetalous genus of that polypetalous family. The 8 species are natives of western Asia and the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands, and Mexico. They are large or small trees, exuding a resin (terebinth or mastic), and bearing alternate evergreen or deciduous leaves, pinnate or of three leaflets, and axillary panicles or racemes of small diœcious flowers. (See mastic, n., 1, mastic-tree, lentisk, balsam-tree, terebinth, turpentine-tree, Chian turpentine (under Chian), alk, alk-gum, pistacio-nut, and bladder nut.) Several species yield useful wood, resins, and galls. The galls of a variety of P. Khinjuk, of northwestern India, are sold in the Indian bazaars for tanning, and are there known as kakra singhi.
    • n pistacia [lowercase] A tree of this genus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Pistachio

Usage

In literature:

The cashoo or cashew (genus Anacardium), the pistacia, sumach, mango, &c., are members of the order.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
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In news:

Brioche at Pistacia Vera.
Brioche at Pistacia Vera edition.
You could drop Pistacia Vera next to the best pastry shops in New York, London or Paris and it'd not only fit in, it'd vie for top spot.
Every treat at Pistacia Vera is spectacular both in flavor and beauty.
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