Pronunciation: [pees-TOO]

A mixture of crushed basil, garlic and olive oil used as a condiment or sauce. It's the French version of Italy's pesto. See also soupe au pistou.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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