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pe the name of the seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
pea a small, round, green seed grown in a pod on a climbing plant. Peas are eaten as a vegetable. [2 definitions]
peace a state of freedom from war or conflict. [3 definitions]
peaceful quiet; calm. [2 definitions]
peace pipe a long pipe smoked by some Native American peoples as a sign of peace or friendship.
peach a fruit that has yellow or reddish skin covered with a soft fuzz. It has sweet, juicy flesh and a large, rough pit. [3 definitions]
peacock a male peafowl. It has a long, colorful tail, which it can raise and spread like a fan. [2 definitions]
peafowl a large Asian pheasant. The males have long colorful tails, which they can raise and spread like a fan.
peak the top part of a mountain that rises to a point, or such a mountain itself. [3 definitions]
peal a loud ringing of bells of different tones. [3 definitions]
peanut a seed like a nut that grows in a dry pod under the ground. Peanuts can be prepared and eaten in many ways.
peanut butter a paste made by grinding roasted peanuts. It is used in cooking or as a spread on sandwiches or crackers.
pear a sweet, juicy fruit that is shaped like a bell. [2 definitions]
pearl a smooth, round gem that is formed inside the shells of oysters. A pearl forms to cover something, such as a grain of sand, that gets stuck in an oyster and irritates it.
peasant a member of the class of farm workers and small farmers in Europe and Asia.
peat soil from a wet area that is made up of decayed plants. Peat can be used as a fuel or fertilizer.
pebble a small, smooth rock rounded by the action of water.
pecan a nut that has a thin, smooth, oval shell. [2 definitions]
peccary a mammal that looks like a pig. Peccaries are smaller than true pigs, but have tusks and large heads. Wild peccaries are the only pig relative native to North and South America. Peccaries are omnivores that eat many kinds of foods. They live in many habitats, from deserts to rain forests.
peck1 a unit of measurement of grains and other dry things. A peck is equal to eight quarts, one fourth of a bushel, or 8.81 liters. [2 definitions]
peck2 to strike, or pick up quickly with the beak. [5 definitions]