(Pen"nate Pen"na*ted) a. [L. pennatus feathered, winged, from penna feather, wing.]

1. Winged; plume- shaped.

2. (Bot.) Same as Pinnate.

(||Pen*nat"u*la) n.; pl. L. Pennatulæ E. Pennatulas [NL., fr. L. penna a feather.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of Pennatula, Pteroides, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches.

(||Pen*nat`u*la"ce*a) n. pl. [NL. See Pennatula.] (Zoöl.) A division of alcyonoid corals, including the seapens and related kinds. They are able to move about by means of the hollow muscular peduncle, which also serves to support them upright in the mud. See Pennatula, and Illust. under Alcyonaria.

(Penned) a.

1. Winged; having plumes. [Obs.]

2. Written with a pen; composed. "Their penned speech." Shak.

(Pen"ner) n.

1. One who pens; a writer. Sir T. North.

2. A case for holding pens. [Obs.]

(Pen"ni*form) a. [L. penna feather + -form: cf. F. penniforme.] Having the form of a feather or plume.

(Pen*nig"er*ous) a. [L. penniger; penna feather + gerere to bear.] (Zoöl.) Bearing feathers or quills.

(Pen"ni*less) a. [From Penny.] Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.Pen"ni*less*ness, n.

(Pen"ni*nerved`) a. [L. penna feather + E. nerve.] Pinnately veined or nerved.

(Pen*nip"o*tent) a. [L. pennipotens; penna wing + potens strong.] Strong of wing; strong on the wing. [Poetic] Davies

(Pen"non) n. [Cf. Pinion.] A wing; a pinion. Milton.

(Pen"non), n. [See Pennant.] A pennant; a flag or streamer. Longfellow.

(Pen"non*cel`, Pen"non*celle`) , n. [OF. penoncel. See Pennant.] See Pencel.

(Pen"ny) a. [Perh. a corruption of pun, for pound.] Denoting pound weight for one thousand; — used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.

(Pen*ny), n.; pl. Pennies (#) or Pence Pennies denotes the number of coins; pence the amount of pennies in value. [OE. peni, AS. penig, pening, pending; akin to D. penning, OHG. pfenning, pfenting, G. pfennig, Icel. penningr; of uncertain origin.]

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