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pest Tweet Definition of pest Like Definition of pest on Facebook
noun
  1. An annoying, often destructive creature.
  2. A person who is annoying.
  3. (slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.
Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!
Pharaoh ant Tweet Definition of Pharaoh ant Like Definition of Pharaoh ant on Facebook
noun
  1. A species of ant, monomorium pharaonis, native to the United States but introduced elsewhere.
pismire Tweet Definition of pismire Like Definition of pismire on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, obsolete, _, except in dialects) An ant.
    • Late C14: He is as angry as a pissemyre, / žogh at he have al at he kan desire " Geoffrey Chaucer, The Summoner's Tale
    • 1658: Much there is not of wonder in the confused Houses of Pismires, though much in their busie life and actions " Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 189)
    • 1993: We are scurrying emmets or pismires with our sad little comedies. " Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford
pleura Tweet Definition of pleura Like Definition of pleura on Facebook
noun (pluralpleurae)
  1. (anatomy) The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.
pleural Tweet Definition of pleural Like Definition of pleural on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or affecting the pleura, or the sides of the thoraxO
polygyny Tweet Definition of polygyny Like Definition of polygyny on Facebook
noun (polygynies)
  1. The state or practice of having several wife, wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives - H. Spenser
polypod Tweet Definition of polypod Like Definition of polypod on Facebook
noun
  1. (zoology) an animal with many feet
  2. (botany) any fern of the family Polypodiaceae
adjective
  1. (zoology) having many feet
  2. (zoology) of or pertaining to the Polypoda
praying mantis Tweet Definition of praying mantis Like Definition of praying mantis on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various predatory insects of the family Mantidae that have a prayer-like stance.
propolis Tweet Definition of propolis Like Definition of propolis on Facebook
noun
  1. A glue-like substance produced from tree resin by honeybees.
pubic louse Tweet Definition of pubic louse Like Definition of pubic louse on Facebook
noun (pubic lice, sg=pubic louse)
  1. crab louse
punkie Tweet Definition of punkie Like Definition of punkie on Facebook
noun
  1. a small two-winged fly, of the family Ceratopogonidae, that bites and then sucks the blood of mammals; the biting midge
pupa Tweet Definition of pupa Like Definition of pupa on Facebook
noun (pl=pupae, pl2=pupas)
  1. an insect in its development stage between a larva and an adult.
pupate Tweet Definition of pupate Like Definition of pupate on Facebook
verbto pupate
  1. To become a pupa.
Purple Tweet Definition of Purple Like Definition of Purple on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rare) a family name

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