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Line breaks: pis¦tou
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːstuː

Definition of pistou in English:


[mass noun]
1Sauce or paste made from crushed basil, garlic, and cheese, used especially in Provençal dishes.
Example sentences
  • Elegantly wood-grilled shrimp are offset by a rough garlic confit and pistou.
  • A little green-tasting basil pistou brought it all together.
  • Homemade pistou, a basil-based condiment similar to pesto, garnishes the Vegetable-Orzo Soup.
1.1A thick vegetable soup made with pistou.


Provençal; compare with pesto.

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