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NOUN (1)

1. small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts;
[syn: pistachio, Pistacia vera, pistachio tree]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pistache \Pis*tache"\, n. [OE. pistace, fr. F. pistache. See Pistachio.] (Bot.) The anacardiaceous tree Pistacia vera, which yields the pistachio nut; also, the nut itself and the flavoring extract prepared from it. Called also pistachio. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pistachio \Pis*ta"chio\, n. [It. pistacchio (cf. Sp. pistacho, F. pistache), fr. L. pistacium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. Per. pistah. Cf. Fistinut.] (Bot.) The nut of the Pistacia vera, a tree of the order Anacardiace[ae], 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. [Written also pistachia.] [1913 Webster] 2. The small anacardiaceous tree (Pistacia vera), of southern Europe and Asia Minor, which bears the pistachio nut. Called also pistache. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. (Cookery) The flavor of the pistachio nut, or an ice or confection flavored with it. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. Pistachio green. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pistacia \Pis*ta"ci*a\, n. [NL. See Pistachio.] (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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Pistacia vera n 1: small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts [syn: pistachio, Pistacia vera, pistachio tree]