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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel;
[syn: pistachio, pistachio nut]

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.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pistachio nut n 1: nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel [syn: pistachio, pistachio nut]