(Pin"no*there) n. [Gr. a pinna + an animal.] (Zoöl.) A crab of the genus pinnotheres. See
Oyster crab, under Oyster.
(Pin"nu*la) n.; pl. Pinnulæ [L.] Same as Pinnule.
(Pin"nu*late) a. [See Pinnule.] (Bot.) Having each pinna subdivided; said of a leaf, or of
(Pin"nu*la`ted) a. (Zoöl.) Having pinnules.
(Pin"nule) n. [L. pinnula, dim. of pinna feather: cf. F. pinnule.]
1. (Bot.) One of the small divisions of a decompound frond or leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of a series of small, slender organs, or parts, when arranged in rows so as to have a
plumelike appearance; as, a pinnule of a gorgonia; the pinnules of a crinoid.
(Pin"ny*win`kles) n. pl. An instrument of torture, consisting of a board with holes into
which the fingers were pressed, and fastened with pegs. [Written also pilliewinkles.] [Scot.] Sir W.
(Pin"o*cle) n. See Penuchle.
1. An aromatic powder used in Italy in the manufacture of chocolate.
2. Parched maize, ground, and mixed with sugar, etc. Mixed with water, it makes a nutritious beverage.
(Piñ"on) n. [Sp. piñon.] (Bot.) (a) The edible seed of several species of pine; also, the tree producing
such seeds, as Pinus Pinea of Southern Europe, and P. Parryana, cembroides, edulis, and monophylla,
the nut pines of Western North America. (b) See Monkey's puzzle. [Written also pignon.]
(Pin"patch`) n. (Zoöl.) The common English periwinkle. [Prov. Eng.]
(Pint) n. [OE. pinte, F. pinte, fr. Sp. pinta spot, mark, pint, fr. pintar to paint; a mark for a pint
prob. having been made on or in a larger measure. See Paint.] A measure of capacity, equal to half a
quart, or four gills, used in liquid and dry measures. See Quart.
(Pint), n. (Zoöl.) The laughing gull. [Prov. Eng.]
(Pin*ta"do) n.; pl. Pintados [Sp., painted, fr. pintar to paint.] (Zoöl.) Any bird of the genus
Numida. Several species are found in Africa. The common pintado, or Guinea fowl, the helmeted, and
the crested pintados, are the best known. See Guinea fowl, under Guinea.
1. (Zoöl.) A northern duck native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called
also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike- tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant, and gray widgeon.
2. (Zoöl.) The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and Rocky Mountains (Pediocætes phasianellus);
called also pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken, springtail, and sharptail.