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  1. pesto(n.)

    A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted.

  2. Origin: [It. pesto, pounded, from pestare to pound, crush, fr. LL. pistare, fr. pinsere. See also pestle.]

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  1. pesto(Noun)

    A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually Pecorino)

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  1. Pesto

    Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Fiore Sardo. The name is the contracted past participle of the Genoese word pestâ, which means to pound, to crush, in reference to the original method of preparation, with marble mortar and wooden pestle. The ingredients in a traditionally made pesto are ground with a circular motion of the pestle in the mortar. This same Latin root through Old French also gave rise to the English word pestle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pesto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pesto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pesto in a Sentence

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    There are numerous delicious combinations, including bruschetta, roasted red pepper pesto, or simply sautéing tomatoes in olive oil with garlic and herbs to toss with lean protein and a small portion of whole grain pasta.

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