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pastrami a highly seasoned, smoked cut of beef, usu. from the shoulder.
pastry a dough of flour, shortening, and water that is baked and used for pie crusts and the like. [3 definitions]
past tense a form of a verb that shows that something happened in the past or that a condition existed in the past. In the sentence, "We baked a cake," "baked" is in the past tense.
pasturage grass or other vegetation on which grazing animals feed. [3 definitions]
pasture land or a piece of land on which animals are or can be put to graze. [5 definitions]
pasture-raised of or pertaining to animals raised on land suitable for grazing and where they are free to move around.
pasty1 similar to paste in texture or appearance; sticky; pale. [2 definitions]
pasty2 a small pie filled with chopped, seasoned meat, fish, or vegetables.
pat1 to strike or tap lightly with something flat, esp. the open palm or fingers, as to mold or shape. [5 definitions]
pat2 learned or mastered exactly or in every detail. [4 definitions]
pat. abbreviation of "patent" or "patented."
pataca the chief monetary unit of Macao, equaling one hundred avos.
patch a small piece of material, esp. fabric, applied to a larger piece of the same or similar material to cover a hole or tear, or to strengthen a weakened place. [10 definitions]
patchouli a mint plant native to India, having leaves that give off a fragrant brown oil. [2 definitions]
patch pocket a pocket made by sewing a piece of shaped material to the outside of a piece of clothing.
patch test a test for allergic reaction in which the suspected allergen is applied to the skin on a small piece of cloth and the skin is observed for inflammatory reaction.
patch up to fix (a broken or troubled relationship).
patchwork a type of needlework in which pieces of cloth or leather are sewn together, often in a pattern, as for quilts. [2 definitions]
patchy made up of, occurring in, or marked by patches. [2 definitions]
pâté a paste or spread made of liver, meat, or the like.
pate the head, or the top of the head.