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pinealectomize
transitive verb see pinealectomy
pinealectomy
noun Date: 1915 surgical removal of the pineal gland • pinealectomize transitive verb
pineapple
noun Date: 1588 1. a. a tropical monocotyledonous plant (Ananas comosus of the family Bromeliaceae, the pineapple family) that has rigid spiny-margined recurved leaves and ...
pineapple guava
noun Date: circa 1924 feijoa
pineapple sage
noun Date: 1950 a Mexican salvia (Salvia elegans syn. S. rutilans) having a scent of pineapple that is cultivated as an annual
pinecone
noun Date: 1695 a cone of a pine tree
pinedrops
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1857 1. a purplish-brown leafless saprophytic plant (Pterospora andromedea) of the wintergreen family with racemose ...
pineland
noun Date: circa 1658 land naturally dominated by pine forests
Pinellas Park
geographical name city W Florida NW of St. Petersburg population 45,658
Pinellas Peninsula
geographical name peninsula W Florida W of Tampa Bay
pinene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin pinus Date: 1885 either of two liquid isomeric unsaturated bicyclic terpene hydrocarbons C10H16 of which one ...
Pinero
biographical name Sir Arthur Wing 1855-1934 English dramatist
pinery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1758 1. a hothouse or area where pineapples are grown 2. a grove or forest of pine
Pines, Isle of
geographical name 1. — see youth (Isle of) 2. — see Ile des Pins
pinesap
noun Date: 1840 any of several yellowish or reddish parasitic or saprophytic herbs (genus Monotropa) of the wintergreen family resembling the Indian pipe
pinetum
noun (plural pineta) Etymology: Latin, from pinus Date: 1842 a plantation of pine trees; especially a scientific collection of living coniferous trees
pinewood
noun Date: 1601 1. the wood of the pine tree 2. a wood of pines — often used in plural but sing. or plural in constr.
piney
adjective see pine I
piney woods
noun plural Date: 1800 woodland of the southern United States in which pines are the dominant tree
pinfeather
noun Date: circa 1775 a feather not fully developed; especially a feather just emerging through the skin
pinfish
noun Date: 1878 a small compressed dark green grunt (Lagodon rhomboides) that has sharp dorsal spines and occurs along the Atlantic coast
pinfold
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pundfald, from pund- enclosure + fald fold Date: 13th century 1. pound II,1a 2. a place of restraint
Ping
geographical name river 360 miles (579 kilometers) W Thailand flowing SSE to join Nan River forming the Chao Phraya
ping
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1835 1. a sharp sound like that of a striking bullet 2. knock 2b II. verb Date: 1855 intransitive verb 1. to make a ping 2. to ...
Ping-Pong
trademark — used for table tennis
ping-pong
I. verb Date: 1952 shift, bounce II. noun Date: 1934 something resembling a game of table tennis; especially a series of usually verbal exchanges between two parties
pinger
noun Date: 1957 a device for producing pulses of sound (as for marking an underwater site or detecting an underwater object)
pingo
noun (plural pingos) Etymology: Inuit pinguq Date: 1938 a low hill or mound forced up by hydrostatic pressure in an area underlain by permafrost
pinhead
noun Date: 1593 1. the head of a pin 2. something very small or insignificant 3. a very dull or stupid person ; fool
pinheaded
adjective Date: 1901 dull, stupid • pinheadedness noun
pinheadedness
noun see pinheaded
pinhole
noun Date: 1612 a small hole made by, for, or as if by a pin
pinion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Anglo-French *empignon, enpenoun flight feathers, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pinnion-, pinnio, from Latin pinna ...
pinioned
adjective see pinion I
Piniós
geographical name — see Peneus
pink
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch pinke Date: 15th century a ship with a narrow overhanging stern — called also pinkie II. noun Etymology: origin ...
pink bollworm
noun Date: 1906 a small dark brown moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) whose pinkish larva bores into the flowers and bolls of cotton and is a destructive pest in most ...
pink elephants
noun plural Date: 1940 hallucinations arising especially from heavy drinking or use of narcotics
pink lady
noun Date: 1931 a cocktail consisting of gin, brandy, lemon juice, grenadine, and white of egg shaken with ice and strained
pink noise
noun Date: 1961 a mixture of sound waves with an intensity that diminishes proportionally with frequency to yield approximately equal energy per octave — compare white noise
pink salmon
noun Date: 1905 a small spotted Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent rivers
pink sheet
noun Date: 1963 1. a daily listing of over-the-counter stocks and their prices 2. any of a group of lightly traded over-the-counter stocks
pink slip
noun Date: 1915 a notice from an employer that a recipient's employment is being terminated • pink-slip transitive verb
pink-collar
adjective Date: 1975 of, relating to, or constituting a class of employees in occupations (as nursing and clerical jobs) traditionally held by women
pink-slip
transitive verb see pink slip
Pinkerton
biographical name Allan 1819-1884 American (Scottish-born) detective
pinkeye
noun Date: 1855 an acute highly contagious conjunctivitis of humans and various domestic animals
Pinkiang
geographical name — see Harbin
pinkie
I. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch pinkje small pink, diminutive of pink, from Middle Dutch pinke Date: 1840 pink I II. noun or pinky (plural pinkies) Etymology: ...
pinking shears
noun plural Date: circa 1939 shears with a saw-toothed inner edge on the blades for making a zigzag cut
pinkish
adjective Date: 1784 somewhat pink; especially tending to be pink in politics • pinkishness noun
pinkishness
noun see pinkish
pinkly
adverb Date: 1836 in a pink manner ; with a pink hue
pinkness
noun see pink IV
pinko
noun (plural pinkos; also pinkoes) Date: 1936 a person who holds advanced liberal or moderately radical political or economic views
pinkroot
noun Date: 1763 any of several American plants (genus Spigelia) related to the nux vomica and used as anthelmintics; especially a United States woodland herb (S. ...
pinky
noun see pinkie II
pinna
noun (plural pinnae or pinnas) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feather, wing — more at pen Date: 1719 1. a. a projecting body part (as a feather, wing, or fin) b. ...
pinnace
noun Etymology: Middle French pinace, probably from Old Spanish pinaza, from pino pine, from Latin pinus Date: 1538 1. a light sailing ship; especially one used as a tender ...
pinnacle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pinacle, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pinnaculum small wing, gable, from Latin pinna wing, battlement Date: 14th century 1. an upright ...
Pinnacles National Monument
geographical name reservation W central California in Coast Range SSE of Hollister
pinnate
adjective Etymology: New Latin pinnatus, from Latin, feathered, from pinna feather, wing, fin Date: circa 1727 resembling a feather especially in having similar parts ...
pinnately
adverb see pinnate
pinnatifid
adjective Etymology: New Latin pinnatifidus, from pinnatus + Latin -fidus -fid Date: circa 1753 cleft in a pinnate manner
pinner
noun Date: 1652 1. a woman's cap with long lappets worn in the 17th and 18th centuries 2. one that pins
pinniped
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin pinna + ped-, pes foot — more at foot Date: 1866 any of an order or suborder (Pinnipedia) of aquatic carnivorous mammals (as a seal ...
pinnule
noun Etymology: New Latin pinnula, from Latin, diminutive of pinna Date: 1748 1. any of the secondary branches of a plumose organ especially of a crinoid 2. one of the ...
pinny
noun (plural pinnies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1851 chiefly British pinafore
Pinochet (Ugarte)
biographical name Augusto 1915- Chilean general; president of Chile (1974-90)
pinochle
noun Etymology: modification of German dialect Binokel, a game resembling bezique, from French dialect binocle Date: 1864 a card game played with a 48-card pack containing ...
pinocytic
adjective see pinocytosis
pinocytosis
noun (plural pinocytoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pinein to drink + New Latin cyt- + -osis — more at potable Date: 1895 the uptake of fluid and dissolved ...
pinocytotic
adjective see pinocytosis
pinocytotically
adverb see pinocytosis
pinole
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli Date: 1842 1. a finely ground flour made from parched corn 2. any of various flours resembling pinole and ground from ...
piñon
or pinyon noun (plural piñons or pinyons or piñones) Etymology: American Spanish piñón, from Spanish, pine nut, from piña pinecone, from Latin pinea — more at pineal ...
pinot blanc
noun Usage: often capitalized P&B Etymology: French, literally, white Pinot (a grape variety) Date: circa 1948 a dry white wine similar to chardonnay
pinot grigio
noun Usage: often capitalized P&G Etymology: Italian, literally, gray Pinot Date: 1976 a dry white wine that is produced in Italy
pinot noir
noun Usage: often capitalized P&N Etymology: French, literally, black Pinot Date: 1941 a dry red wine produced from the same grape as French burgundy
pinpoint
I. noun Date: 1849 1. something that is extremely small or insignificant 2. the point of a pin 3. an extremely small or sharp point II. adjective Date: 1897 1. ...
pinprick
I. noun Date: circa 1860 1. a small puncture made by or as if by a pin 2. a petty irritation or annoyance II. verb Date: 1899 transitive verb to administer pinpricks ...
PINS
abbreviation persons in need of supervision
pins and needles
noun plural Date: 1813 a pricking tingling sensation in a limb growing numb or recovering from numbness
pinsetter
noun Date: 1916 an employee or a mechanical device that spots pins in a bowling alley
Pinsk
geographical name city SW Belarus population 123,800
pinspotter
noun Date: 1946 pinsetter
pinstripe
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1897 a very thin stripe especially on a fabric; also a suit with such stripes — often used in plural • pin-striped adjective
pint
noun Etymology: Middle English pinte, from Middle French, probably from Vulgar Latin *pincta, feminine of pinctus, past participle of Latin pingere to paint; from the use of a ...
pint-size
or pint-sized adjective Date: 1936 small
pint-sized
adjective see pint-size
pinta
I. noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, spot, mark, from Vulgar Latin *pincta Date: 1825 a chronic skin disease that is endemic in tropical America, that occurs ...
pintail
noun (plural pintail or pintails) Date: 1768 a bird having elongated central tail feathers; especially a slender duck (Anas acuta) of the northern hemisphere with the male ...
Pinter
biographical name Harold 1930- English dramatist • Pinteresque adjective
Pinteresque
adjective see Pinter
pintle
noun Etymology: Middle English pintel, literally, penis, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German pint penis, Old English pinn pin Date: 15th century a usually upright ...
pinto
I. noun (plural pintos; also pintoes) Etymology: American Spanish, from pinto spotted, from obsolete Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *pinctus Date: 1860 a horse or pony of ...
pinto bean
noun Date: 1913 a mottled kidney bean that is grown for food and for stock feed
Pinturicchio
biographical name circa 1454-1513 Bernardino di Betto di Biago Italian painter
pinup
I. noun Date: 1943 something fastened to a wall: as a. a photograph or poster of a person considered to have glamorous qualities b. something (as a lamp) designed for ...
pinup girl
noun Date: 1941 a girl or woman whose glamorous qualities make her a suitable subject for a pinup
pinwale
adjective Date: 1949 of a fabric made with narrow wales
pinweed
noun Date: 1814 any of a genus (Lechea) of herbs of the rockrose family with slender stems, many small leaves, and tiny flowers
pinwheel
I. noun Date: 1869 1. a fireworks device in the form of a revolving wheel of colored fire 2. a toy consisting of lightweight vanes that revolve at the end of a stick 3. ...
pinworm
noun Date: circa 1864 1. any of numerous small nematode worms (family Oxyuridae) that infest the intestines and especially the cecum of various vertebrates; especially a worm ...
pinx
abbreviation Etymology: Latin pinxit he painted it; she painted it
pinxit
foreign term Etymology: Latin he or she painted it
pinxter flower
noun Etymology: Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide Date: 1857 a deciduous pink-flowered azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides syn. R. nudiflorum) native to rich moist woodlands of ...
piny
adjective see pine I
pinyin
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) pīnyīn to spell phonetically, from pīn to arrange + yīn sound, pronunciation Date: 1963 a system for ...
pinyon
variant of pinon
Pinzón
biographical name Martín Alonso circa 1441-1493 & his brother Vicente Yáñez circa 1460-circa 1523 Spanish navigators & explorers
pion
noun Etymology: contraction of pi-meson Date: 1950 a meson that is a combination of up and down quarks and antiquarks, that may be positive, negative, or neutral, and that ...
pioneer
I. noun Etymology: Middle French pionier, from Old French peonier foot soldier, from peon foot soldier, from Medieval Latin pedon-, pedo — more at pawn Date: 1523 1. a ...
pionic
adjective see pion
Piotrków Trybunalski
geographical name commune central Poland SSE of Lodz population 80,529
pious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pius Date: 15th century 1. a. marked by or showing reverence for deity and devotion to divine worship b. marked by ...
piously
adverb see pious
piousness
noun see pious
Piozzi
biographical name Hester Lynch 1741-1821 Mrs. Thrale English writer
pip
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch (akin to Old High German pfiffīz), from Vulgar Latin *pipita, alteration of Latin pituita phlegm, pip; perhaps akin ...
pip-pip
interjection Etymology: probably from pip-pip, imitating the sound of a horn Date: 1907 British — used to express farewell
pip-squeak
noun Date: 1910 one that is small or insignificant
pipage
or pipeage noun Date: 1612 1. a. transportation by means of pipes b. the charge for such transportation 2. material for pipelines ; piping
pipal
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala Date: 1788 a large long-lived fig (Ficus religiosa) of India
pipe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīpa (akin to Old High German pfīfa pipe), from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe, from Latin pipare to peep, of imitative origin ...
pipe clay
noun Date: 1766 highly plastic grayish-white clay used especially in making tobacco pipes and for whitening leather
pipe cleaner
noun Date: 1870 something used to clean the inside of a pipe; specifically a piece of flexible wire in which tufted fabric is twisted and which is used to clean the stem of ...
pipe down
intransitive verb Etymology: 2pipe Date: circa 1900 to stop talking or making noise
pipe dream
noun Etymology: from the fantasies brought about by the smoking of opium Date: 1896 an illusory or fantastic plan, hope, or story
pipe fitter
noun Date: circa 1883 a worker who installs and repairs piping
pipe fitting
noun Date: circa 1890 1. a piece (as a coupling or elbow) used to connect pipes or as accessory to a pipe 2. the work of a pipe fitter
pipe organ
noun Date: 1880 organ 1b(1)
Pipe Spring National Monument
geographical name reservation NW Arizona on Kaibab Plateau containing old Mormon fort
pipe stop
noun Date: circa 1909 an organ stop composed of flue pipes
pipe up
intransitive verb Date: 1889 speak up
pipe wrench
noun Date: circa 1875 a wrench for gripping and turning a cylindrical object (as a pipe) usually by use of two serrated jaws so designed as to grip the pipe when turning in ...
pipeage
noun see pipage
pipefish
noun Date: 1769 any of various fishes (family Syngnathidae) that are related to the sea horses and have a tube-shaped snout and a long slender body covered with bony plates
pipeful
noun see pipe I
pipeless
adjective see pipe I
pipelike
adjective see pipe I
pipeline
noun Date: 1860 1. a. a line of pipe with pumps, valves, and control devices for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solids b. pipe 2b 2. a direct channel for ...
piper
noun Date: before 12th century one that plays on a pipe
piperazine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary piperidine + azine Date: 1889 a crystalline heterocyclic base C4H10N2 used especially as an anthelmintic
piperidine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary piperine + -idine Date: 1854 a toxic liquid heterocyclic base C5H11N that has a peppery ammoniacal odor and is obtained ...
piperine
noun Etymology: probably from French pipérine, from Latin piper pepper Date: 1820 a white crystalline alkaloid C17H19NO3 that is the chief active constituent of pepper
piperonal
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary piperine + -one + 3-al Date: 1869 a crystalline aldehyde C8H6O3 with an odor of heliotrope
piperonyl butoxide
noun Etymology: piperonal + -yl + butyl + oxide Date: 1945 an insecticide C19H30O5; especially an oily liquid containing this compound that is used chiefly as a synergist ...
pipestone
noun Date: circa 1805 a pink or mottled pink-and-white argillaceous stone used especially by American Indians to make carved objects (as tobacco pipes)
Pipestone National Monument
geographical name reservation SW Minnesota containing quarry once used by American Indians
pipet
I. noun see pipette II. verb see pipette
pipette
also pipet noun Etymology: French pipette, diminutive of pipe pipe, cask, from Vulgar Latin *pipa, *pippa pipe Date: 1839 a small piece of apparatus which typically consists ...
piping
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a sound, note, or call like that of a pipe b. the music of a pipe 2. a quantity or system of pipes 3. trimming stitched in seams or ...
piping hot
adjective Date: 14th century very hot
piping plover
noun Date: 1828 a small pale plover (Charadrius melodus) chiefly of eastern North America
pipistrelle
noun Etymology: French, from Italian pipistrello bat, alteration of vipistrello, ultimately from Latin vespertilion-, vespertilio — more at vespertilian Date: 1781 any of a ...
pipit
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1768 any of various small songbirds (family Motacillidae and especially genus Anthus) resembling the lark
pipkin
noun Etymology: perhaps from pipe Date: 1565 a small earthenware or metal pot usually with a horizontal handle
pippin
noun Etymology: Middle English pepin, from Anglo-French Date: 15th century 1. a crisp tart apple having usually yellow or greenish-yellow skin strongly flushed with red and ...
pipsissewa
noun Etymology: perhaps from Eastern Abenaki kpi-pskwáhsawe, literally, flower of the woods Date: 1789 any of a genus (Chimaphila, especially C. umbellata) of evergreen ...
piquancy
noun Date: 1664 the quality or state of being piquant
piquant
adjective Etymology: Middle French, from present participle of piquer Date: 1630 1. agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially spicy 2. engagingly provocative; also ...
piquantly
adverb see piquant
piquantness
noun see piquant
piqué
or pique noun Etymology: French piqué, from past participle of piquer to prick, quilt Date: 1852 1. a durable ribbed clothing fabric of cotton, rayon, or silk 2. ...
pique
I. noun Date: 1592 a transient feeling of wounded vanity ; resentment Synonyms: see offense II. transitive verb (piqued; piquing) Etymology: French piquer, literally, to ...
piquet
noun Etymology: French Date: 1646 a two-handed card game played with 32 cards
piracetam
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pir- (alteration of pyrrolidine, a pyrrole derivative) + acetamide Date: 1972 an amine C6H10N2O2 that has been used as a ...
piracy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: Medieval Latin piratia, from Late Greek peirateia, from Greek peiratēs pirate Date: 1537 1. an act of robbery on the high seas; also an act ...
Piraeus
or Piraievs geographical name city E Greece on Saronic Gulf; port of Athens population 169,622
piragua
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1609 1. dugout 1 2. a 2-masted flat-bottomed boat
Piraievs
geographical name see Piraeus
Pirandellian
adjective see Pirandello
Pirandello
biographical name Luigi 1867-1936 Italian author • Pirandellian adjective
Piranesi
biographical name Giambattista 1720-1778 Italian architect, painter, & engraver
piranha
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi pirãja, pirãnʸa, from pirá fish + ãja, ãnʸa tooth Date: 1861 any of various usually small South American characin fishes (genera ...
pirarucu
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi pirawrukú, from pirá fish + urukú annatto Date: 1840 a very large edible bony fish (Arapaima gigas of the family Osteoglossidae) of ...
pirate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin pirata, from Greek peiratēs, from peiran to attempt — more at fear Date: 14th ...
piratical
adjective see pirate I
piratically
adverb see pirate I
PIRG
abbreviation Public Interest Research Group
Pirineos
geographical name — see Pyrenees
Pirmasens
geographical name city SW Germany near French border E of Saarbrücken population 47,801
pirn
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. quill 1a(1) 2. chiefly Scottish a device resembling a reel
Pirna
geographical name city E Germany SE of Dresden population 48,001
pirogi
variant of pierogi
pirogue
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish piragua, from Carib piraua Date: 1666 1. dugout 1 2. a boat like a canoe
piroplasm
or piroplasma noun (plural piroplasms or piroplasmata) Etymology: New Latin Piroplasma, genus of piroplasms Date: 1901 babesia
piroplasma
noun see piroplasm
piroshki
or pirozhki noun plural Etymology: Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog pastry Date: 1912 small pastries with meat, cheese, or vegetable filling
pirouette
noun Etymology: French, literally, teetotum Date: 1706 a rapid whirling about of the body; especially a full turn on the toe or ball of one foot in ballet • pirouette ...
pirozhki
noun plural see piroshki
pis
plural of pi
pis aller
noun (plural pis allers) Etymology: French, literally, to go worst Date: 1676 a last resource or device
Pisa
geographical name commune W central Italy in Tuscany on the Arno population 98,006 • Pisan adjective or noun
Pisan
adjective or noun see Pisa
Pisano
biographical name Giovanni circa 1250-after 1314 & his father Nicola circa 1220-1278(or 1284) Italian sculptors
Piscataqua
geographical name river 12 miles (19 kilometers) Maine & New Hampshire formed by junction of Cocheco & Salmon Falls rivers & flowing SE on Maine-New Hampshire boundary into the ...
piscatorial
adjective Date: 1828 piscatory
piscatory
adjective Etymology: Latin piscatorius, from piscari to fish, from piscis Date: 1633 of, relating to, or dependent on fish or fishing
Piscean
noun Date: 1925 Pisces 2b
Pisces
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle English, from Latin (genitive Piscium), from plural of piscis fish — more at fish 1. a zodiacal constellation ...
pisciculture
noun Etymology: probably from French, from Latin piscis + French culture culture Date: 1856 the cultivation of fish
piscina
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, fishpond, from piscis Date: 1774 a basin with a drain near the altar of a church for disposing of water from liturgical ablutions
piscine
adjective Etymology: Latin piscinus, from piscis Date: 1799 of, relating to, or characteristic of fish
piscivore
noun Etymology: back-formation from piscivorous Date: 1973 a fish-eating animal
piscivorous
adjective Etymology: Latin piscis + English -vorous Date: 1668 feeding on fishes
Pisgah, Mount
geographical name ridge Jordan E of N end of Dead Sea; highest point called Mount Nebo 2630 feet (802 meters)
pish
interjection Date: 1592 — used to express disdain or contempt
Pisidia
geographical name ancient country S Asia Minor N of Pamphylia • Pisidian adjective
Pisidian
adjective see Pisidia
pisiform
I. adjective Etymology: Latin pisum pea + English -iform — more at pea Date: 1767 resembling a pea in size or shape II. noun Date: circa 1771 a bone on the ulnar side ...
Pisistratus
biographical name — see Peisistratus
pismire
noun Etymology: Middle English pissemire, from pisse urine + mire ant, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maurr ant; akin to Latin formica ant, Greek myrmēx Date: 14th ...
pismo clam
noun Usage: often capitalized P Etymology: Pismo Beach, California Date: 1913 a thick-shelled clam (Tivela stultorum) of the southwest coast of North America used ...
piso
noun (plural pisos) Etymology: probably from Tagalog, from Spanish peso Date: circa 1975 the peso of the Philippines
pisolite
noun Etymology: New Latin pisolithus, from Greek pisos pea + -lithos -lith Date: 1708 a limestone composed of pisiform concretions • pisolitic adjective
pisolitic
adjective see pisolite
piss
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pisser, from Vulgar Latin *pissiare, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb sometimes vulgar ...
piss and vinegar
noun Date: circa 1942 sometimes vulgar vim, spunk
piss away
transitive verb Date: 1949 sometimes vulgar to fritter away ; squander
piss off
verb Date: circa 1946 transitive verb sometimes vulgar anger, irritate intransitive verb British, sometimes vulgar to leave immediately ; scram — usually used as a ...
piss-poor
adjective Date: 1946 sometimes vulgar very bad ; extremely poor
pissant
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: pissant ant, from 1piss + ant Date: 1945 sometimes vulgar one that is insignificant — used as a generalized term of abuse
Pissarro
biographical name Camille 1830-1903 French painter
pissed
adjective Date: 1929 1. chiefly British, sometimes vulgar drunk 1a 2. sometimes vulgar angry, irritated — often used with off
pissoir
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from pisser to urinate, from Old French pisser, pissier Date: 1919 a public urinal usually located on the street in some ...
pistachio
noun (plural -chios) Etymology: Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium pistachio nut, from Greek pistakion, from pistakē pistachio tree, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian ...
pistareen
noun Etymology: probably modification of Spanish peseta peseta Date: 1744 an old Spanish silver piece circulating at a debased rate
piste
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Old Italian pista, from pistare to trample down, pound — more at piston Date: circa 1741 trail; especially a downhill ski ...
pistil
noun Etymology: New Latin pistillum, from Latin, pestle — more at pestle Date: circa 1741 a single carpel or group of fused carpels usually differentiated into an ovary, ...
pistillate
adjective Date: circa 1828 having pistils; specifically having pistils but no stamens
Pistoia
geographical name commune central Italy NW of Florence population 87,275
pistol
noun Etymology: Middle French pistole, from German, from Middle High German pischulle, from Czech píšt'ala, literally, pipe, fife; akin to Czech pištět to squeak Date: ...
pistol grip
noun Date: 1874 1. a grip of a shotgun or rifle shaped like a pistol stock 2. a handle shaped like a pistol stock
pistol-whip
transitive verb Date: circa 1942 to beat with a pistol
pistole
noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 1592 an old gold 2-escudo piece of Spain; also any of several old gold coins of Europe of approximately the same value
pistoleer
noun Date: 1832 one who is armed with a pistol
pistolero
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish, from pistola pistol Date: 1936 gunman
piston
noun Etymology: French, from Italian pistone, from pistare to pound, from Old Italian, from Medieval Latin, from Latin pistus, past participle of pinsere to crush — more at ...
Piston
biographical name Walter Hamor 1894-1976 American composer
piston pin
noun Date: 1897 wrist pin
piston ring
noun Date: 1867 a springy split metal ring for sealing the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall
piston rod
noun Date: 1786 connecting rod
Pit
geographical name river N California flowing SW into the Sacramento
pit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pytt (akin to Old High German pfuzzi well), from Latin puteus well, pit Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a hole, ...
pit boss
noun Date: 1949 a person who supervises the gaming tables in a casino
pit bull
noun Date: 1930 1. a dog (as an American Staffordshire terrier) of any of several breeds or a real or apparent hybrid with one or more of these breeds that was developed and ...
pit bull terrier
noun Date: 1945 1. pit bull 1 2. American pit bull terrier
pit saw
noun Date: 1679 a handsaw worked by two persons one of whom stands on or above the log being sawed into planks and the other below it usually in a pit
pit stop
noun Date: 1932 1. a stop at the pits during an automobile race 2. a. (1) a stop (as during a trip) for fuel, food, or rest or for use of a restroom (2) a ...
pit viper
noun Date: circa 1885 any of various mostly New World vipers (subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae) with a sensory pit on each side of the head and hollow perforated ...
pit-a-pat
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1582 pitter-patter • pit-a-pat adverb or adjective • pit-a-pat intransitive verb
pita
I. noun Etymology: Spanish & Portuguese Date: 1698 1. any of several fiber-yielding plants (as an agave) 2. the fiber of a pita; also any of several fibers from other ...
pita bread
noun see pita II
Pitcairn Island
geographical name island S Pacific SE of Tuamotu Archipelago; a British colony, with several smaller islands population 62 • Pitcairner noun
Pitcairner
noun see Pitcairn Island
pitch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pich, from Old English pic, from Latin pic-, pix; akin to Greek pissa pitch, Old Church Slavic pĭcĭlŭ Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
pitch in
intransitive verb Date: 1843 1. to begin to work 2. to contribute to a common endeavor
pitch into
phrasal 1. attack, assail 2. to set to work on energetically
pitch out
intransitive verb see pitchout
pitch pine
noun Date: 1676 1. any of several pines that yield pitch; especially a 3-leaved pine (Pinus rigida) of eastern North America 2. the wood of a pitch pine
pitch pipe
noun Date: 1711 a small reed pipe or flue pipe producing one or more tones to establish the pitch in singing or in tuning an instrument
pitch-black
adjective Date: 1599 extremely dark or black
pitch-dark
adjective Date: 1827 extremely dark ; pitch-black

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