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paca Tweet Definition of paca Like Definition of paca on Facebook
noun (plural:pacas)
  1. A large rodent, with dark brown or black fur, a white or yellowish underbelly and rows of white spots along its sides, native to Central America and South America.
pachyderm Tweet Definition of pachyderm Like Definition of pachyderm on Facebook
noun
  1. (zoology) A member of the obsolete taxonomy, taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.
pademelon Tweet Definition of pademelon Like Definition of pademelon on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several species which are smaller relatives of the kangaroo and wallaby; the smallest members of the macropod family, Macropodidae.
painter Tweet Definition of painter Like Definition of painter on Facebook
noun
  1. an artist who paints pictures
  2. a laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means
  3. (nautical) A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat.
panda Tweet Definition of panda Like Definition of panda on Facebook
noun
  1. A black and white bear-like animal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca from the mountains of China.
  2. A small raccoon-like animal, Ailurus fulgens of northeast Asia with reddish fur and a long, ringed tail.
  3. (UK) (colloquial) A police car.
pangolin Tweet Definition of pangolin Like Definition of pangolin on Facebook
noun
  1. The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia
panther Tweet Definition of panther Like Definition of panther on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India.
  2. Any big cat of the genus Panthera.
peccary Tweet Definition of peccary Like Definition of peccary on Facebook
noun (peccar, ies)
  1. A family (Tayassuidae) of mammals from the Americas related to pigs and hippos
piggy Tweet Definition of piggy Like Definition of piggy on Facebook
noun (pluralpiggies)
  1. (hypocoristic) A pig (the animal).
This little went to market.
  1. (context, mildly, derogatory) A pig, a greedy person.
Can't you finish your dinner? You've been a , haven't you?
Piglet Tweet Definition of Piglet Like Definition of Piglet on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A fictional character in w:A. A. Milne, A. A. Milne's book w:Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh and the w:Disney, Disney film of the same name.
pigling Tweet Definition of pigling Like Definition of pigling on Facebook
noun (pluralpiglings)
  1. A young pig; a piglet.
pinniped Tweet Definition of pinniped Like Definition of pinniped on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various large marine mammals belonging to the former suborder Pinnipedia , such as walruses, sea lions or seals.
adjective
  1. Pertaining to such a mammal.
polar bear Tweet Definition of polar bear Like Definition of polar bear on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, zoology) A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry.
polecat Tweet Definition of polecat Like Definition of polecat on Facebook
noun
  1. a weasel like animal of the genus Mustela, notably Mustela putorius.
  2. (US regional): a skunk
pony Tweet Definition of pony Like Definition of pony on Facebook
noun (pon, ies)
  1. Any of several small breeds of horse under 14.2 hands.
  2. A cheat sheet used in Latin classes, often tolerated, sometimes not.
  3. A small serving of an alcoholic beverage.
  4. A measure of one ounce of liquor.
  5. (Australian English) A serving of 140 milliliters of beer.
  6. (context, UK, slang) Twenty-five pounds sterling.
porcine Tweet Definition of porcine Like Definition of porcine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, or pertaining to, the pig.
  2. Overweight to the extent of resembling a pig.
porcupine Tweet Definition of porcupine Like Definition of porcupine on Facebook
noun
  1. A large rodent with long quills that stand straight up when it is attacked or surprised.
porpoise Tweet Definition of porpoise Like Definition of porpoise on Facebook
noun
  1. A small cetacean of the family Phocoenidae, related to whales and dolphins.
  2. (context, North America, imprecisely) Any small dolphin.
possum Tweet Definition of possum Like Definition of possum on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of marsupials in several families of the order Diprotodontia of Australia and neighboring islands.
  2. (colloquial) Popular form for the opossums, the marsupials of the family Didelphidae of the Americas
potto Tweet Definition of potto Like Definition of potto on Facebook
noun
  1. A small primate, of the subfamily Perodictictinae, from the tropical rainforests of Africa.
prairie dog Tweet Definition of prairie dog Like Definition of prairie dog on Facebook
noun
  1. A small, stout-bodied burrowing rodent with shallow cheek pouches, native to North America and Central America.
primate Tweet Definition of primate Like Definition of primate on Facebook
noun
  1. (ecclesiastical) In the Western Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of a province.
  2. A mammal of the order Primates, including lemurs, monkeys, apes and humans.
pronghorn Tweet Definition of pronghorn Like Definition of pronghorn on Facebook
noun
  1. A North American mammal, Antilocapra americana, resembling an antelope, also called pronghorn antelope.
puma Tweet Definition of puma Like Definition of puma on Facebook
noun
  1. The mountain lion.

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