Pigment to Pilgrimage
(Pig"ment) n. [L. pigmentum, fr. the root of pingere to paint: cf. F. pigment. See Paint, and
cf. Pimento, Orpiment.]
1. Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified
coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle.
2. (Physiol.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as
bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
3. Wine flavored with species and honey. Sir W. Scott.
Pigment cell (Physiol.), a small cell containing coloring matter, as the pigmented epithelial cells of the
choroid and iris, or the pigmented connective tissue cells in the skin of fishes, reptiles, etc.
Pigmentary degeneration (Med.), a morbid condition in which an undue amount of pigment is deposited
in the tissues.
(Pig*men"tal Pig"men*ta*ry) a. Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments. Dunglison.
(Pig`men*ta"tion) n. (Physiol.) A deposition, esp. an excessive deposition, of coloring
matter; as, pigmentation of the liver.
(Pig"ment*ed) a. Colored; specifically (Biol.), filled or imbued with pigment; as, pigmented
epithelial cells; pigmented granules.
(Pig*men"tous) a. Pigmental.
Pigmy falcon. (Zoöl.) Same as Falconet, 2 (a).
(Pig"my) n. See Pygmy.
(Pig"ner*ate) v. t. [L. pigneratus, p. p. of pignerate to pledge.]
1. To pledge or pawn. [Obs.]
2. to receive in pawn, as a pawnbroker does. [Obs.]
(Pig`no*ra"tion) n. [LL. pignoratio, L. pigneratio, fr. pignerate to pledge, fr. pignus, gen. -
ous and -eris, a pledge, a pawn: cf. F. pignoration.]
1. The act of pledging or pawning.
2. (Civil Law) The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, till satisfaction is made. Burrill.
(Pig"no*ra*tive) a. [Cf. F. pignoratif.] Pledging, pawning. [R.]
(||Pig"nus) n.; pl. Pignora [L.] (Rom. Law) A pledge or pawn.
(Pig"nut) n. (Bot.) (a) See Groundnut (d). (b) The bitter- flavored nut of a species of hickory
(Carya glabra, or porcina); also, the tree itself.
(Pig"pen`) n. A pen, or sty, for pigs.
(Pig"skin`) n. The skin of a pig, used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang
term for a saddle.
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