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The pistachio is a nut with vivid green-coloured flesh, typically sold salted and slightly open like a respiring clam, but also extensively used as a flavouring for sweet things, including ice cream, and, in the Middle East, for savoury dishes. The word originated in Persian as pistah, and reached the West via Greek pistákion. English originally borrowed it from French as pistace.

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