pistachio nut

Definition

Food

  • The fruit of a small tree, Pistacia vera, from the Middle East and Central Asia, with bright green kernels in a beige shell which splits but does not detach itself when ripe. Often soaked in brine and dried. Used as a snack, flavouring, garnish or in nougat, halva, ice cream and mortadella.
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