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pesto

noun [U] uk   /ˈpes.təʊ/ us    /-toʊ/
a green sauce used in Italian cooking, especially on pasta: Pesto is made of basil leaves, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil, all crushed together.Sauces, dressings, dips and pickles
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