Paas egg. See Easter egg, under Easter.

(Pab"u*lar) a. [L. pabularis.] Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.

(Pab`u*la"tion) n. [L. pabulatio, fr. pabulari to feed, fr. pabulum food. See Pabulum.]

1. The act of feeding, or providing food. [Obs.] Cockeram.

2. Food; fodder; pabulum. [Obs.]

(Pab"u*lous) a. [L. pabulosus.] Affording pabulum, or food; alimental. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Pab"u*lum) n. [L., akin to pascere to pasture. See Pastor.] The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.

(Pac) n. A kind of moccasin, having the edges of the sole turned up and sewed to the upper. Knight.

(Pa"ca) n. [Pg., from the native name.] (Zoöl.) A small South American rodent having blackish brown fur, with four parallel rows of white spots along its sides; the spotted cavy. It is nearly allied to the agouti and the Guinea pig.

(Pa"ca*ble) a. [L. pacare to pacify.] Placable. [R.] Coleridge.

(Pa*cane") n. (Bot.) A species of hickory. See Pecan.

(Pa"cate) a. [L. pacatus, p. p. of pacare to pacify, fr. pax, pacis, peace. See Pay to requite, Peace.] Appeased; pacified; tranquil. [R.]

(Pa"ca*ted) a. Pacified; pacate.

(Pa*ca"tion) n. [L. pacatio.] The act of pacifying; a peacemaking. Coleridge.

(Pace) n. [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace, orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. Pas, Pass.]

1. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.

P to Pack

(P) the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Phœnician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See B, F, and M.

See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 247, 248, and 184- 195.

(Pa) n. A shortened form of Papa.

(Pa"age) n. [OF. paage, paiage, F. péage, fr. (assumed) LL. pedaticum, fr. L. pes, pedis, foot. See Pedage, Pedal.] (O. Eng. Law) A toll for passage over another person's grounds. [Written also peage and pedage.] Burke.

(||Paard) n. [D., a horse.] The zebra. [S. Africa]

(Paas) n. Pace [Obs.] Chaucer

(Paas) n. [D. paash. See Pasch.] The Easter festival. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.

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