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Pan-American of, pertaining to, including, or representing North, Central, and South America or their peoples.
Pan American Exposition a world's fair held in 1901 in Buffalo, New York, where the use of electricity was the highlight and at which U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated.
Pan-Americanism any policy or theory advocating mutual aid and cooperation among the Pan-American nations, such as the establishment of political, economic, military, and cultural alliances.
panatela a long thin cigar.
pan-broil to cook over direct heat in an uncovered frying pan, using little or no grease.
pancake a flat round cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or frying pan; hotcake; griddlecake. [4 definitions]
Pancake Day (chiefly British; informal) Shrove Tuesday.
Pan-Cake Make-Up trademark for a cosmetic face powder formed into a compact round cake.
panchromatic of photographic film, sensitive to all visible colors.
pancreas a gland located near the stomach that secretes a digestive juice into the intestine and insulin into the blood.
pancreatic juice the clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas that aids in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
panda a large bearlike mammal of China and Tibet that has woolly fur with dramatic black and white markings, including black rings around the eyes; giant panda. [2 definitions]
pandect (pl.) a legal code. [2 definitions]
pandemic of a disease, afflicting many individuals over a vast area, as a country or the world. [3 definitions]
pandemonium wild, tumultuous uproar; noisy chaos. [2 definitions]
pander one who procures prostitutes or acts as a go-between in sexual or romantic affairs. [3 definitions]
pandit in India, a Brahman who is learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy. [2 definitions]
P and L abbreviation of "profit and loss."
Pandora in Greek mythology, the first woman, who, when she opened the lid of a box out of curiosity, let all the evils out into the world.
Pandora's box a source of unexpected problems or ills.
pandour an eighteenth-century Croatian soldier noted for extreme brutality and cruelty. [2 definitions]