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pistachio a green nut with a tan shell that is sometimes dyed red. Pistachios have a sweet taste. [2 definitions]
pistil the portion of a flower where seeds grow. It is the female part of a flower.
pistol a small gun that is held and fired with one hand.
piston a part of an engine or some other machine that moves up and down within a tight sleeve in order to make the machine work.
pit1 a wide, deep hole that either is dug or already in the ground. [5 definitions]
pit2 the hard seed at the center of a cherry, plum, or certain other fruits. [2 definitions]
pitch1 to throw or toss. [11 definitions]
pitch2 a thick, black, sticky material made from coal or wood tar. Pitch is used for paving roads and covering roofs to protect them from water.
pitcher1 a container with a handle and spout, used to hold and pour milk, juice, or other liquids.
pitcher2 the baseball or softball player who throws the ball to the batter.
pitchfork a long, sharp tool that is shaped like a fork and is used to move hay or straw.
pitch in (informal) to help others do something.
pith the soft central part of certain plant stems and feathers or other animal parts.
pitiful causing pity or sympathy. [2 definitions]
pity sympathy or sorrow caused by another's pain, bad luck, or suffering. [3 definitions]
pivot a rod or pin upon which another part rotates, swings, or moves back and forth. [3 definitions]
pixel one of the tiny dots of light that make up an image on a computer or television screen. A pixel is the smallest unit of a video image. The word "pixel" is a shortened form of the phrase "picture element".
pixy a fairy or elf who is playful or full of mischief.
pizza an Italian food made of a flat crust covered with tomato sauce, cheese, and often meat or vegetables and then baked.
pl. an abbreviation for plural.
place a certain area of space that is taken up by something. [12 definitions]