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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]
peculiar odd, strange, or unusual. [2 definitions]
peculiarity the state or fact of being odd or strange. [2 definitions]
pedal a lever pushed by the foot to run or control a machine. [2 definitions]
peddle to offer for sale on the street or from door to door.
pedestal a support or base for a column, statue, or some other object.
pedestrian a person who is walking.
pedestrian crossing a marked path across a road where people can walk fairly safely because vehicles must stop for them.
pediatrician a doctor who takes care of babies and children.
pedigree a list or table of the ancestors of an animal or person.
peek to look quickly or secretly. [2 definitions]
peel1 to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from. [5 definitions]