Definitions for PIPERˈpaɪ pər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piper, bagpiper(noun)

    someone who plays the bagpipe

  2. Piper, genus Piper(noun)

    type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs


  1. piper(Noun)

    A musician who plays a pipe.

  2. piper(Noun)

    A bagpiper.

  3. piper(Noun)

    A baby pigeon.

  4. piper(Noun)

    A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.

  5. piper(Noun)

    A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) with very long spines, native to the American and European coasts.

  6. Piper(ProperNoun)

    used since the mid-twentieth century, first by the American actress Piper Laurie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piper(noun)

    see Pepper

  2. Piper(noun)

    one who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe

  3. Piper(noun)

    a common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines

  4. Piper(noun)

    a sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts

  5. Origin: [L.]


  1. Piper

    Piper, the pepper plants or pepper vines, are an economically and ecologically important genus in the family Piperaceae. It contains about 1,000-2,000 species of shrubs, herbs, and lianas, many of which are keystone species in their native habitat The diversification of this taxon is of interest to understanding the evolution of plants. Pepper plants belong to the magnoliids, which are angiosperms but neither monocots nor eudicots. Their family, Piperaceae, is most closely related to the lizardtail family, which in fact generally look like smaller, more delicate and amphibious pepper plants. Both families have characteristic tail-shaped inflorescences covered in tiny flowers. A somewhat less close relative is the pipevine family. A well-known and very close relative – being also part of the Piperaceae – are the radiator plants of the genus Peperomia. The scientific name Piper and the common name "pepper" are derived from the Sanskrit term pippali, denoting the Long Pepper.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Piper

    A plant genus of the family PIPERACEAE that includes species used for spicy and stimulating qualities.

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