were among the presents Jacob sent into Egypt for the purpose of conciliating Joseph ( Genesis 43:11 ). This was the fruit of the pistachio tree, which resembles the sumac. It is of the size of an olive. In Cant 6:11 a different Hebrew word ('egoz), which means "walnuts," is used.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Nuts". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".