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piaster - noun a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria; 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey

  • piastre - noun 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey; a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria

  • pibroch - noun martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes

  • pic - noun a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

  • picador - noun the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low

  • picaresque - adj. involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction

  • picariae - noun term used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes

  • piccalilli - noun relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion

  • picea - noun a genus of temperate and arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)

  • pichi - noun Peruvian shrub with small pink to lavender tubular flowers; leaves yield a tonic and diuretic

  • pichiciago - noun very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck

  • picidae - noun woodpeckers

  • piciformes - noun woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans

  • pickaback - adv. on the back or shoulder or astraddle on the hip; on a railroad flatcar

  • pickaninny - noun (offensive) a Black child

  • pickax - noun a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends

  • picker - noun someone who gathers crops or fruits etc.; a person who chooses or selects out

  • pickerelweed - noun American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds

  • pickings - noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something

  • picknicker - noun a person who is picnicking

  • pickpocket - noun a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

  • picot - noun an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon

  • picris - noun genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed

  • pictograph - noun a graphic character used in picture writing

  • pictographic - adj. consisting of or characterized by the use of pictographs

  • pictorially - adv. in a pictorial manner

  • pictural - adj. pertaining to or consisting of pictures

  • pictured - adj. represented graphically by sketch or design or lines; seen in the mind as a mental image

  • picturesquely - adv. in a picturesque manner

  • picturesqueness - noun visually vivid and pleasing; the quality of being strikingly expressive or vivid

  • picul - noun a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)

  • piculet - noun small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers

  • picumnus - noun a genus of Picidae

  • picus - noun type genus of Picidae

  • piddling - adj. (informal) small and of little importance

  • piddock - noun marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shells

  • piebald - adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

  • piecework - noun work paid for according to the quantity produced

  • pied - adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

  • pieplant - noun long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened

  • pierced - adj. having a hole cut through

  • piercing - adj. loud and sharp; having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones; suitable for cutting or piercing; as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

  • piercingly - adv. extremely and sharply; in a shrill voice

  • pierid - noun any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs

  • pieridae - noun cabbage butterflies; sulphur butterflies

  • pieris - noun type genus of the Pieridae; decorative evergreen shrubs of woody vines

  • pierrot - noun a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

  • pietistic - adj. of or relating to Pietism; excessively or hypocritically pious

  • pietistical - adj. excessively or hypocritically pious; of or relating to Pietism

  • piezoelectricity - noun electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal

  • piezometer - noun a measuring instrument for measuring high pressures

  • piffle - noun trivial nonsense; verb act in a trivial or ineffective way; speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • pigfish - noun found from Long Island southward; found around the Great Barrier Reef

  • piggery - noun a farm where pigs are raised or kept

  • piggishly - adv. in a piggish manner

  • piggishness - noun an excessive desire for food

  • pigheaded - adj. obstinate and stupid

  • pigheadedness - noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

  • piglet - noun a young pig

  • pigman - noun a herder or swine

  • pigmy - noun any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet; an unusually small individual

  • pignolia - noun edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America

  • pignut - noun an American hickory tree having bitter nuts

  • pigsty - noun a pen for swine

  • pigwash - noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

  • pigweed - noun leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China; leaves collected from the wild; common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb

  • pika - noun small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America

  • pikestaff - noun the staff of a pike

  • pilar - adj. of or relating to a hair

  • pilary - adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

  • pilaster - noun a rectangular column that usually projects about a third of its width from the wall to which it is attached

  • pilau - noun rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes

  • pilchard - noun small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring; small fatty fish usually canned

  • pilea - noun low-growing tropical perennials grown for their stingless foliage

  • piled - adj. thrown together in a pile

  • piles - noun a large number or amount; pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter

  • pileus - noun a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

  • pilferer - noun a thief who steals without using violence

  • piling - noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

  • pillager - noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

  • pillared - adj. having pillars

  • pillbox - noun a small enclosed gun emplacement (usually of fortified concrete); a small case for holding pills; a small round woman's hat

  • pillion - noun a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.

  • pillowcase - noun bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

  • pillwort - noun European water fern found around margins of bodies of water or in wet acid soil having small globose sporocarps

  • pilocarpine - noun cholinergic alkaloid used in eyedrops to treat glaucoma

  • pilose - adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

  • pilosebaceous - adj. of or relating to a hair follicle and its sebaceous gland

  • pilosity - noun the quality of having hair

  • pilotage - noun the occupation of a pilot; the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

  • pilothouse - noun an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated

  • piloting - noun the occupation of a pilot; the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

  • pilotless - adj. lacking a pilot

  • pilous - adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

  • pilsner - noun a pale lager with strong flavor of hops; first brewed in the Bohemian town of Pilsen

  • pilularia - noun pillworts

  • pilus - noun hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism; any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

  • pima - noun the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Pima; a member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico

  • pimenta - noun allspice tree

  • pimento - noun fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers

  • pimiento - noun fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers

  • pimlico - noun a racetrack for thoroughbred racing; site of the Preakness

  • pimpernel - noun any of several plants of the genus Anagallis; European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads

  • pimpinella - noun anise

  • pimpled - adj. (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin

  • pimply - adj. (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin

  • pinaceae - noun a family of Pinaceae

  • pincer - noun a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping; a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

  • pinchbeck - adj. serving as an imitation or substitute; noun an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold

  • pinche - noun South American tamarin with a tufted head

  • pinched - adj. as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; sounding as if the nose were pinched; not having enough money to pay for necessities

  • pinchgut - noun a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)

  • pinckneya - noun small genus of shrubs or small trees of southeastern United States and northern South America

  • pinctada - noun pearl oysters

  • pindaric - noun an ode form used by Pindar; has triple groups of triple units

  • pineal - adj. having the form of a pine cone; relating to the pineal body

  • pinealoma - noun tumor of the pineal gland

  • pinesap - noun fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys

  • pinetum - noun an area planted with pine trees or related conifers

  • pineweed - noun annual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers

  • pinfish - noun similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States

  • pinfold - noun a pen where stray animals are confined

  • pinguecula - noun a slightly elevated elastic tissue deposit in the conjunctiva that may extend to the cornea but does not cover it

  • pinguicula - noun butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica

  • pining - noun a feeling of deep longing

  • pinioned - adj. bound fast especially having the arms restrained; (of birds) especially having the flight feathers

  • pinite - noun grey or green or brown mineral similar to mica and containing aluminum and potassium sulphates

  • pinkeye - noun inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye

  • pinkify - verb make pink

  • pinkness - noun the quality of being pink

  • pinkroot - noun a fungal disease of onions

  • pinky - noun the finger farthest from the thumb

  • pinna - noun division of a usually pinnately divided leaf; the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

  • pinnace - noun a boat for communication between ship and shore

  • pinnated - adj. of a leaf shape; featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis

  • pinnately - adv. having a pinnate shape

  • pinnatifid - adj. of a leaf shape; cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct leaflets

  • pinnatiped - noun aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers

  • pinnatisect - adj. of a leaf shape; cleft nearly to the midrib in narrow divisions not separated into distinct leaflets

  • pinner - noun a woman's cap with two long flaps pinned on

  • pinning - noun a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin

  • pinniped - noun aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers

  • pinnipedia - noun seals; sea lions; walruses

  • pinnotheres - noun type genus of the family Pinnotheridae: pea crabs

  • pinnotheridae - noun tiny soft-bodied crabs

  • pinnule - noun division of a usually pinnately divided leaf

  • pinny - noun a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing

  • pinocytosis - noun process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid

  • pinole - noun meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices

  • pinon - noun any of several low-growing pines of western North America

  • pinprick - noun small puncture (as if made by a pin); a minor annoyance

  • pinstripe - noun a very thin stripe (especially a white stripe on a dark fabric); a fabric with very thin stripes; a suit made from a fabric with very thin stripes

  • pintado - noun large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters

  • pintle - noun a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge

  • pinus - noun type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines

  • pinworm - noun small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children

  • pinyon - noun any of several low-growing pines of western North America

  • piously - adv. in a pious manner; in a devout and pious manner

  • piousness - noun righteousness by virtue of being pious

  • pipa - noun type genus of the Pipidae

  • pipage - noun a fee charged for the use of pipes; a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

  • pipal - noun fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists

  • pipefish - noun fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates

  • pipeful - noun the quantity of tobacco that can be smoked in a pipe at one time

  • piperaceae - noun tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets

  • piperales - noun Piperaceae; Saururaceae; Chloranthaceae

  • piperazine - noun vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms

  • piperine - noun derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper

  • pipet - noun measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube used to measure or transfer precise volumes of a liquid by drawing the liquid up into the tube

  • pipework - noun the flues and stops on a pipe organ

  • pipewort - noun aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers

  • pipidae - noun tongueless frogs

  • pipile - noun genus of large crested guans (the piping guans)

  • pipilo - noun towhees

  • piping - adj. resembling the music of a pipe; adv. (used of heat) extremely; noun playing a pipe or the bagpipes; a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems; a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

  • pipistrel - noun small European brown bat

  • pipistrelle - noun small European brown bat

  • pipistrellus - noun nearly cosmopolitan genus of very small bats

  • pipit - noun a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage

  • pippin - noun any of numerous superior eating apples with yellow or greenish yellow skin flushed with red

  • pipra - noun type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins

  • pipridae - noun manakins

  • piptadenia - noun tropical American trees and shrubs; often placed in other genera

  • piquance - noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting; a tart spicy quality

  • piquancy - noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting; a tart spicy quality

  • piquantly - adv. with strong spices; in a spicy manner

  • piquantness - noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting; a tart spicy quality

  • piquet - noun a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards; a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake

  • piranga - noun a genus of Thraupidae

  • piranha - noun small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals; someone who attacks in search of booty

  • piratical - adj. characteristic of pirates; characteristic of piracy

  • piratically - adv. in a piratical manner

  • piroplasm - noun minute parasite of red blood cells of mammals transmitted by a tick and causing diseases of domestic animals

  • piscary - noun a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold

  • piscatorial - adj. relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing

  • piscatory - adj. relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing

  • piscidia - noun genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons

  • piscine - adj. of or relating to fish

  • piscivorous - adj. feeding on fishes

  • pisiform - noun a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral

  • pismire - noun social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
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