Adjective "pistachio" definition and examples

(Pistachio may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/pɪˈstɑːʃɪəʊ//pɪˈstatʃəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The edible pale green seed of an Asian tree.
  1. 'At any rate, we move from walnuts to pistachios.'
  2. 'It has hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts… all held together in a flaky, buttery crust.'
  3. 'On the plate was a kind of honey-puff cereal with pistachios, ‘shredded wheat,’ liquefied melon, yogurt, and candied walnuts.'
  4. '(Once, Ken showed up with a bag of shelled pistachio nuts.'
  5. 'Halve or chop the pistachios and scatter them over the top.'
  6. 'Place the pistachios in a sauté pan and lightly toast over medium heat.'
  7. 'If you want your paste to not be green, soak the pistachios overnight, and then remove the skins with a tea towel.'
  8. 'That's just 22 almonds, three tablespoons of cashews, 28 peanuts, 47 pistachios, or 14 walnut halves.'
  9. 'Serve the rice hot, in a mound, with the pine nuts, pistachios and almonds sprinkled on top.'
  10. 'Chop the pistachios and scatter both nuts and cherries over the rice just before serving.'
  11. 'The entrance hall, with wooden flooring and understairs storage, is decorated in pistachio and features ceiling coving, a centre rose and dado rail.'
  12. 'Back inside, to the left of the kitchen an inner hall leads to the family bathroom and a small bedroom painted pistachio green.'
  13. 'The ironwork was repainted in its original tone of pistachio.'
  14. 'The whole process takes about 15 minutes: water is driven off, the beans turn pistachio green then pale yellow before going brown.'
  15. 'Available in canvas, pistachio, and pool blue in sizes S - 2XL.'
  16. 'The problem that Thomas faced was the previous owner's passion for pistachio green and dark-stained wood.'
  17. 'Her room was a pale pistachio green with white molding and a sky blue carpet.'
  18. 'But what I can already tell you is that it looks lovely, with its shades of baby pink and pistachio green.'
The evergreen tree which produces the pistachio, with small brownish-green flowers and oval reddish fruit. It is widely cultivated, especially around the Mediterranean and in the US.
  1. 'The king of such devices is the divine Chateau Laguiole cleaver, which is available from Terroirs from around £80 in a variety of burnished woods including pistachio and olive wood.'
  2. 'One of the first pistachio growers in the state, David has seen pistachio farming grow to over 100,000 acres and 150 to 250 million pounds of in-shell nuts per year in California.'
  3. 'Mangoes come in hundreds of varieties and a wide range of shapes and sizes, and are distant relatives of cashews, pistachios, poison oak and poison ivy.'

More definitions

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. pistachio green.

More examples(as adjective)

"nuts can be pistachio."

"satins can be pistachio."

"politicians can be pistachio."

"clerics can be pistachio."

"businesses can be pistachio."

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Origin

Late Middle English pistace, from Old French, superseded in the 16th century by forms from Italian pistaccio, via Latin from Greek pistakion, from Old Persian.