At, or On, one's peril, with risk or danger to one; at the hazard of. "On thy soul's peril." Shak.

Syn. — Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger.

(Per"il), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Periled or Perilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Periling or Perilling.] To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.

(Per"il) v. i. To be in danger. [Obs.] Milton.

(||Pe*ril"la) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A genus of labiate herbs, of which one species (Perilla ocimoides, or P. Nankinensis) is often cultivated for its purple or variegated foliage.

(Per"il*ous) a. [OF. perillous, perilleus, F. périlleux, L. periculosus. See Peril.] [Written also perillous.]

(Per"i*gee Per`i*ge"um) n. [NL. perigeum, fr. Gr. about, near + the earth: cf. F. périgée.] (Astron.) That point in the orbit of the moon which is nearest to the earth; — opposed to apogee. It is sometimes, but rarely, used of the nearest points of other orbits, as of a comet, a planet, etc. Called also epigee, epigeum.

(Per`i*gen"e*sis) n. (Biol.) A theory which explains inheritance by the transmission of the type of growth force possessed by one generation to another.

(Per`i*gen"e*tic) a. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to perigenesis.

(Per"i*gone) n. [Pref. peri- + Gr. productive organs.]

1. (Bot.) (a) Any organ inclosing the essential organs of a flower; a perianth. (b) In mosses, the involucral bracts of a male flower.

2. (Zoöl.) A sac which surrounds the generative bodies in the gonophore of a hydroid.

(||Per`i*go"ni*um) n.; pl. Perigonia [NL.] Same as Perigone.

Perigord pie
(Per"i*gord pie`) [From Périgord, a former province of France.] A pie made of truffles, much esteemed by epicures.

(Per"i*graph) n. [Gr. outline; round, about + to write.] A careless or inaccurate delineation of anything. [R.]

(||Per`i*gyn"i*um) n.; pl. Perigynia [NL. See Perigynous.] (Bot.) Some unusual appendage about the pistil, as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, and the bristles or scales in some other genera of the Sedge family, or Cyperaceæ.

(Pe*rig"y*nous) a. [Pref. peri- + Gr. woman.] (Bot.) Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; — said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.

(Per`i*hel"ion Per`i*he"li*um) n.; pl. Perihelia [NL., fr. Gr. about, near + the sun.] (Astron.) That point of the orbit of a planet or comet which is nearest to the sun; — opposed to aphelion.

(Per"il) n. [F. péril, fr. L. periculum, periclum, akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See Fare, and cf. Experience.] Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.

In perils of waters, in perils of robbers.
2 Cor. xi. 26.

Adventure hard
With peril great achieved.

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