Definition of pistou in English:

pistou

Line breaks: pis¦tou
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːstuː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Sauce or paste made from crushed basil, garlic, and cheese, used especially in Provençal dishes.
    More 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.

Origin

Provençal; compare with pesto.

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