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pistachio

(pĭstăsh`ēō, pĭstä`shēō), tree or shrub (of the genus Pistacia) of the family Anacardiaceae (sumacsumac
or sumach
, common name for some members of the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs native chiefly to the tropics but ranging into north temperate regions and characterized by resinous, often acrid, sap.
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 family). The species that yields the pistachio nut of commerce is P. vera, native to SW Asia. It is now cultivated on a small scale in parts of the SW United States and in many of the warmer parts of Europe and Asia; the trade supply comes largely from Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Italy, and Sicily. The "nut," a greenish seed, is eaten salted and is used in making confections. In Syria and some other countries it is more widely used and is traditional at weddings and on other occasions. A flavoring oil is derived from the nuts. Related species include the terebinthterebinth
or turpentine tree,
small deciduous tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the family Anacardiaceae (sumac family), native to the Mediterranean region.
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, or turpentine tree; the Chinese pistachio, P. chinensis, grown in Florida and California both for ornament and as grafting stock for P. vera; and the mastic (P. lentiscus). Pistachio is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Anacardiaceae.

pistachio

[pə′stash·ē‚ō]
(botany)
Pistacia vera. A small, spreading dioecious evergreen tree with leaves that have three to five broad leaflets, and with large drupaceous fruit; the edible seed consists of a single green kernel covered by a brown coat and enclosed in a tough shell.

pistachio

of a yellowish-green colour

pistachio

1. an anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia vera, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, with small hard-shelled nuts
2. the nut of this tree, having an edible green kernel
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Pistacio lentisci-Quercetum suberis Khelifi & Sadki 1995 nom.
Pistacio lentisci-Pinion halepensis Biondi, Blasi, Galdenzi, Pesaresi & Vagge in Biondi, Allegrezza, Casavecchia, Galdenzi, Gasparri, Pesaresi, Vagge & Blasi 2014
Pistacio lentisci-Rhamnetalia alaterni Rivas-Martinez 1975
Syntaxonomic note 1: As Benabid & Fennane (1994), Benabid (2000) and Fennane (2003) pointed out, the boundaries between the alliances within the Pistacio lentisci-Rhamnetalia alaterni in North Africa are not clear.
Mucina): The scrub communities traditionally classified within the Quercetea ilicis have been considered to constitute a in its own right by Julve (1993) who coined the Pistacio lentisci-Rhamnetea alaterni.
Pistacio lentisci-Chamaeropetum humilis Brullo & Marceno 1985 (syntax.
The association Pistacio lentisci-Chamaeropetum humilis Brullo & Marceno 1985 (Brullo & Marceno, 1985; Brullo et al.