• WordNet 3.6
    • n pistachio nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel
    • n pistachio small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
    • Pistachio Pistachio green.
    • Pistachio (Cookery) The flavor of the pistachio nut, or an ice or confection flavored with it.
    • n Pistachio (Bot) The nut of the Pistacia vera, a tree of the order Anacardiaceæ, containing a kernel of a pale greenish color, which has a pleasant taste, resembling that of the almond, and yields an oil of agreeable taste and odor; -- called also pistachio nut. It is wholesome and nutritive. The tree grows in Arabia, Persia, Syria, and Sicily.
    • Pistachio The small anacardiaceous tree (Pistacia vera), of southern Europe and Asia Minor, which bears the pistachio nut. Called also pistache.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pistachio Same as pistachio-nut.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pistachio pis-tā′shi-ō the almond-flavoured pistachio-nut, the fruit of the Pistā′chia, a small genus of trees of the cashew family, native to western Asia.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. pistacchio,cf. Sp. pistacho, F. pistache,), fr. L. pistacium, Gr. , , fr. Per. pistah,. Cf. Fistinut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. pistacium—Gr. pistakion—Pers. pistā.


In literature:

Mamma was asking my father if he had thought the lobster good, and whether M. Swann had had some of the coffee-and-pistachio ice.
"Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
They were all rather merry that night, for they had roast porcupine stuffed with pistachio nuts for supper.
"The Adventures of Akbar" by Flora Annie Steel
Sprinkle pistachio nuts over the top and serve fancy cakes.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Garnish with halves of blanched pistachio nuts.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
Even the Kaiser fed them with pistachio nuts.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The pistachio has high food value, as it is rich in both fat and protein.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Nothing less than an ox stuffed with pistachio nuts would have satisfied him.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
A strip bordering the highway was reserved for trees, we hope pistachio.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
The pistache or pistachio industry is one which I wish some young, energetic man of seventy would take up.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
Inside them we shall obtain seeds, as large as pistachio-nuts, and very good to eat.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Pistachio Nuts and removed by Figs.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Pistachio Sauce 17 72.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Cut some pistachio kernels into pretty shapes and ornament the birds.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
First, we will have that goblet of pistachio-wood for the Falernian.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
Pears and Pistachio-nuts my Mother sold, He a Dramatick-poet, She a Scold.
"The Man of Taste" by James Bramston
Pistachio nuts give flavor and color to ice-cream, icings, and bonbons.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
She gave it biscuits and pistachios, which it received in its purple-silvered claw, and carried to its bill with inexpressible grace.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
Of vegetation none, save for coarse, sparse grass bents, and here and there a sorry attempt at a pistachio shrub.
"The Sirdar's Oath" by Bertram Mitford
Two fruit trees within this family are the mango and the pistachio nut tree.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers

In news:

Top with glazed peaches and sprinkle with pistachios.
Add the sliced peaches and pistachios.
Cup pistachio nuts, toasted, chopped.
Stir in pecans , pistachios and cranberries.
1/2 cup toasted pistachios , very finely ground.
1/2 cup salted pistachios .
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios .
1/3 cup pistachios , preferably unsalted, chopped and toasted (see Tip).
Pour the orange mixture over the cranberries and sprinkle with pistachios .
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pistachios .
Cup finely chopped pistachio nuts.
1 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts.
Sprinkle pie with pistachios and chocolate shavings (if using).
New York officials say they found no traces of salmonella in a Long Island pistachio processing plant whose sister company sparked a nationwide recall of the nut last week.
2 tablespoons finely crushed unsalted pistachio nuts.