Pegmatoid to Pemmican
(Peg"ma*toid) a. [Pegmatite + -oid.] (Min.) Resembling pegmatite; pegmatic.
(Peg"o*man`cy) n. [Gr. phgh` fountain + -mancy.] Divination by fountains. [R.]
(Peg"roots`) n. Same as Setterwort.
(Peh"le*vi`) n. [Parsee Pahlavi.] An ancient Persian dialect in which words were partly represented
by their Semitic equivalents. It was in use from the 3d century (and perhaps earlier) to the middle of the
7th century, and later in religious writings. [Written also Pahlavi.]
(Pein) n. See Peen.
(Pei*ram"e*ter) n. [Gr. a trail + -meter.] A dynamometer for measuring the force required
to draw wheel carriages on roads of different constructions. G. Francis.
(Pei*ras"tic) a. [Gr. fr. to try, fr. a trail.] Fitted for trail or test; experimental; tentative; treating of
(Peise) n. [See Poise.] A weight; a poise. [Obs.] "To weigh pence with a peise." Piers Plowman.
(Peise), v. t. To poise or weight. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Lest leaden slumber peise me down.Shak.
(Pei"trel) n. (Anc. Armor) See Peytrel.
(Pe*jor"a*tive) a. [F. péjoratif, fr. L. pejor, used as compar. of malus evil.] Implying or imputing
evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.
(Pek"an) n. [F. pekan.] (Zoöl.) See Fisher, 2.
(Pek"oe) n. [Chin. pih-hoau: cf. F. pekoë] A kind of black tea. [Written also pecco.]
(Pe"la) n. (Zoöl.) See Wax insect, under Wax.
(Pel"age) n. [F. pelage, fr. L. pilus hair.] (Zoöl.) The covering, or coat, of a mammal, whether
of wool, fur, or hair.
(Pe*la"gi*an) a. [L. pelagius, Gr. fr. the sea: cf. F. pélagien.] Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as,
(Pe*la"gi*an), n. [L. Pelagianus: cf. F. pélagien.] (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Pelagius, a British
monk, born in the later part of the 4th century, who denied the doctrines of hereditary sin, of the connection
between sin and death, and of conversion through grace.
(Pe*la"gi*an), a. [Cf. F. pélagien.] Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.
(Pe*la"gi*an*ism) n. [Cf. F. pélagianisme.] The doctrines of Pelagius.
(Pe*lag"ic) a. [L. pelagicus.] Of or pertaining to the ocean; applied especially to animals
that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast.
(Pel`ar*gon"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also nonoic
acid) found in the leaves of the geranium (Pelargonium) and allied plants.
(||Pel`ar*go"ni*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a stork.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants of the order
Geraniaceæ, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla.