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Pilipino the native language of the Philippines, and one of the two official languages spoken there. The other official language is English. Pilipino is also called "Filipino."
pill a small tablet of medicine that is taken by mouth.
pillar a tall column shaped like a cylinder that is used to support a structure or to serve as a decoration or monument.
pill bug a small animal that resembles an insect, but with more legs. Pill bugs have segmented bodies that they can curl into a ball.
pillory a wooden structure that had holes for holding a person's head and hands. Pillories were used in early America to punish people who had broken the law by having them displayed in this way and be laughed at by the public.
pillow a soft pad filled with stuffing and used for resting the head on while sleeping.
pillowcase a cloth cover for a pillow that can be removed for cleaning.
pilot the operator of an aircraft. [3 definitions]
pimple a small, painful swelling of the skin that is filled with pus.
pin a small, stiff wire with a sharp point and usually a flat head. Pins are used to fasten or attach cloth, paper, or other materials. [6 definitions]
pinafore the British word for a sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or shirt. "Pinafore" has the same meaning as "jumper."
piņata a colorful decorated container, often in the shape of a star, animal, or popular character, that is filled with candies, gifts, or other treats. The container is suspended in the air so that children, blindfolded, may try to break it open so that the treats may be gathered from the ground. The piņata is of Latin American origin.
pinball machine a game machine played by using levers to drive a metal ball up a slanted surface. The object is to keep the ball in play to score points by hitting particular bars and pins.
pinch to press hard between two surfaces, such as the finger and thumb. [7 definitions]
pincushion a small padded cushion used to store pins and needles that are stuck into it.
pine1 an evergreen tree with cones and leaves shaped like needles. [2 definitions]
pineapple a large, juicy fruit, shaped like an egg, with sweet yellow flesh. The pineapple grows on a tropical plant. [2 definitions]
Ping-Pong the trademark name for the game of table tennis.
pink1 the color that comes from mixing white and red. [4 definitions]
pinkeye a condition of the inner part of the eyelids that causes red, sore eyes. Pinkeye is easily passed from one person to another.
pinkie (informal) the finger farthest from the thumb; little finger.