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parietal lobe that part of each hemisphere of the brain that is beneath a parietal bone.
pari-mutuel a system for betting on horse races, in which the winnings are paid from the total amount bet, minus taxes and management expenses. [2 definitions]
paring a piece of outer covering or end that has been cut off. [2 definitions]
pari passu (Latin) with an equal pace or rate; side by side. [2 definitions]
paripinnate of compound leaves, having an equal number of leaflets on each side of the central stem.
Paris the capital of France. [2 definitions]
Paris green a poisonous, bright green powder used in paints, preservatives, and esp. as an insecticide.
parish in certain Christian denominations, a part of a diocese that has its own church and clergy. [2 definitions]
parishioner a member of a church parish.
parity equality in amount, status, strength, or the like. [4 definitions]
park an area of public land, as in a city, that is set aside for rest and relaxation. [7 definitions]
parka a warm outer jacket, often with a hood. [2 definitions]
Parker House roll a roll shaped by folding over a round, flattened piece of dough.
parking space or an area where cars can be left temporarily.
parking lot a usu. paved area where motor vehicles can be parked.
parking meter a coin-operated device set next to a parking space, that registers the amount of time allowed for parking in that space.
Parkinson's disease a degenerative disease of the nervous system characterized by muscular rigidity and tremors, esp. in the hands and face.
parkland a usu. wooded area designated as or suitable for a public park.
parkway a divided road or highway, often with landscaped areas at the sides or on the center strip. [2 definitions]
parlance manner of speaking or writing, esp. word choice; vernacular.
parlando to be sung or played in a style that suggests speech (used as a musical direction).