- A deciduous tree (Pistacia vera) of central and western Asia, having pinnately compound leaves and dry, drupaceous, nutlike fruits. (noun)
- The nutlike fruit of this tree, having an edible, oily, green or yellow kernel. (noun)
- The flavor of these nuts. (noun)
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