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Meaning of pistachio

pis•tach•i•o

Pronunciation: (pi-stash'ē-ō", -stä'shē-ō"), [key]
— pl. -chi•os.
  1. the nut of a Eurasian tree, Pistacia vera, of the cashew family, containing an edible, greenish kernel.
  2. the kernel itself, used for flavoring.
  3. the tree itself.
  4. pistachio nut flavor.
  5. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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