Definitions for PIPERˈpaɪ pər
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someone who plays the bagpipe
Piper, genus Piper(noun)
type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
A musician who plays a pipe.
A baby pigeon.
A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) with very long spines, native to the American and European coasts.
used since the mid-twentieth century, first by the American actress Piper Laurie.
one who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe
a common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines
a sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts
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
A plant genus of the family PIPERACEAE that includes species used for spicy and stimulating qualities.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He has a pied piper mentality.
FAA air traffic controllers lost contact with a Piper PA-34 aircraft ... shortly after the pilot reported engine problems, and told air traffic controllers that he was diverting to the Kentucky Dam State Airport.
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
Then one man from a tiny community in Ijaw comes. He's not Yoruba, Igbo, or Hausa. They can't bear it, he who pays the piper must dictate the tune, and the delta has been paying the piper for so very long. If they make war, we can make war. We have the capacity to take what's ours.
Let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. ... I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insects as well as for the stars, Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
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