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Pakistan a country in southern Asia. Pakistan is also called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan.
Pakistani of or having to do with the country of Pakistan or its people, culture, or the like. [2 definitions]
pal (informal) a fairly close friend.
palace the official home of a king or queen or other persons of high rank or authority.
palate the roof of the mouth. The palate is made up of a bony front section and a soft back section. [2 definitions]
pale light in color. [3 definitions]
paleontology the science that studies animal and plant fossils for information about life in the past.
Paleozoic of, relating to, or belonging to the era in the earth's history from about 540 million years ago to about 250 million years ago. During this time, the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and land plants appeared.
Palestine a region in southwestern Asia on the Mediterranean that was the country of the Jews in Biblical times. Palestine is now occupied by Arabs and Jews.
Palestinian a native of Palestine, especially one of Arab descent. [2 definitions]
palette a thin, oval board, with a thumb hole, on which a painter holds and mixes colors.
palisade a tall strong fence of pointed stakes. [2 definitions]
pallet1 a small or temporary bed, or mattress stuffed with straw. Pallets are sometimes used during emergencies.
palm1 the inner surface of the hand, between the wrist and the base of the fingers. [2 definitions]
palm2 any of a group of tropical plants. Most palms are trees without branches that are topped by crowns of large leaves shaped like feathers.
palmetto a small palm that has leaves shaped like a fan.
palm off to sell or get rid of by tricking someone.
palomino one of a breed of horses that has a golden or tan coat and a yellowish white mane and tail.
pamper to treat or please with too much care or attention; spoil.
pamphlet a thin book that has a paper cover, written to give information on some topic.
Pan the god of woods and fields in Greek mythology, who protects shepherds and sheep. Pan has the legs and sometimes the horns and ears of a goat.