(Pip"pul tree`) Same as Peepul tree.
(Pi"pra) n.; pl. Pipras [NL., fr. Gr. a woodpecker.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small
clamatorial birds belonging to Pipra and allied genera, of the family Pipridæ. The male is usually glossy
black, varied with scarlet, yellow, or sky blue. They chiefly inhabit South America.
(Pi"prine) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the pipras, or the family Pipridæ.
(Pip*sis"se*wa) n. [From American Indian.] (Bot.) A low evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata),
with narrow, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It has been
used in nephritic diseases. Called also prince's pine.
(Pip"y) a. Like a pipe; hollow- stemmed. Keats.
(Pi"quan*cy) n. [See Piquant.] The quality or state of being piquant.
(Pi"quant) a. [F., p. pr. of piquer to prick or sting. See Pike.] Stimulating to the taste; giving
zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote. "As piquant to the tongue as salt." Addison. "Piquant
railleries." Gov. of Tongue.
(Pi"quant*ly), adv. In a piquant manner.
(||Pi`qué") n. [F., p. p. of piquer to prick.] A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, used as a dress
goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
(Pique) n. (Zoöl.) The jigger. See Jigger.
(Pique) n. [F., fr. piquer. See Pike.]
1. A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings,
as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
Men take up piques and displeasures.Dr. H. More.
Wars had arisen . . . upon a personal pique.De Quincey.
2. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
Though it have the pique, and long,Hudibras.
'Tis still for something in the wrong.
3. (Card Playing) In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the
adversary counts one.
Syn. Displeasure; irritation; grudge; spite. Pique, Spite, Grudge. Pique denotes a quick and often
transient sense of resentment for some supposed neglect or injury, but it is not marked by malevolence.
Spite is a stronger term, denoting settled ill will or malice, with a desire to injure, as the result of extreme
irritation. Grudge goes still further, denoting cherished and secret enmity, with an unforgiving spirit. A
pique is usually of recent date; a grudge is that which has long subsisted; spite implies a disposition to
cross or vex others.