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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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Iran and the US together account for 85 percent of the global production of pistachios, according to the Iran Pistachio Association.
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Local farmers accused the Taliban of stripping the region of its much-needed export commodity after its terrorists raided the pistachio forest in July 2016 and illegally harvested up to 40 percent of the country's output that year, Modudi said. 
While Setton says pistachios have always been known as a tasty snack, more people are catching on that they are a nutritious snack, which has helped to grow Setton's business the last few years.
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