Complete Definition of "pica"

see|Pica
English

Pronunciation
AHD|pÄ«kÉ, IPA|/ËpaɪkÉ/, SAMPA|"[email protected]/
rhymes|aɪkÉ

Etymology 1
From Latin pica#Latin|pÄ«ca, âmagpieâ, âjayâ (from the idea that magpies will eat almost anything)

Noun
pica

  1. A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.

See also
geophagy

Usage notes
wikipedia|Pica (disorder)
Nearly all children pass through a phase of normal mental development in which they experience pica; some adults with severe mental retardation never develop beyond this phase, and experience pica throughout their lives.

Etymology 2
etystub

Noun
en-noun

  1. A unit of print size in typography equivalent to about one sixth of an inch or 1 / 6 of an inch, or about 4.233 millimetres; equal to 12 points.

Derived terms
pica point

See also
em
en
point

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Units of measure


Bosnian

Noun
pica f s (p: pice)

  1. pizza

Category:bs:Foods
Category:Bosnian nouns


Catalan

Noun
pica

  1. bowl

Category:Catalan nouns


Latin

Noun
pica f (plural picae)

  1. magpie, jay

Category:Latin nouns


Serbian

Noun
pica f s (p: pice)

  1. pizza

Cyrillic spelling
пиÑа#Serbian|пиÑа

Category:sr:Foods
Category:Serbian nouns


Slovene

Pronunciation
IPA|['pi.ʦÉ]|lang=sl

Noun
infl|sl|noun|gender=f

  1. pizza

Category:sl:Foods

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