(Pue) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Puing.] To make a low whistling sound; to chirp,
as birds. Halliwell.
Pueblo Indians (Ethnol.), any tribe or community of Indians living in pueblos. The principal Pueblo
tribes are the Moqui, the Zuñi, the Keran, and the Tewan.
(Pueb"lo) n. [Sp., a village, L. populus people. See People.] A communistic building erected
by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. It is often of large size and several stories high,
and is usually built either of stone or adobe. The term is also applied to any Indian village in the same
(Pue"fel`low) n. A pewfellow. [Obs.]
(Pu"er) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] The dung of dogs, used as an alkaline steep in tanning. Simmonds.
Puerco beds (Geol.), a name given to certain strata belonging to the earliest Eocene. They are developed
in Northwestern New Mexico, along the Rio Puerco, and are characterized by their mammalian remains.
(||Pu*er"co) n. [Sp.] A hog.
(Pu"er*ile) a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy: cf. F. puéril.] Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
The French have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models,
and historic precedents.De Quincey.
Syn. Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak. See Youthful.
(Pu"er*ile*ly), adv. In a puerile manner; childishly.
(Pu"er*ile*ness), n. The quality of being puerile; puerility.
(Pu`er*il"i*ty) n.; pl. Puerilities [L. puerilitas: cf. F. puérilité.]
1. The quality of being puerile; childishness; puerileness. Sir T. Browne.
2. That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat, insipid, or silly.
(Pu*er"per*al) a. [L. puerpera a lying-in woman; puer child + parere to bear: cf. F. puerpéral.]
Of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever.
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