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pedipalp one of the second leglike pair of appendages of spiders and other arachnids, developed for a variety of functions such as fertilizing, grasping, or sensing.
pedlar variant of peddler.
pedo- child.
pedometer an instrument that records the approximate distance a person walks by registering the number of steps taken.
pedophile one who has an abnormal sexual desire for children.
pedophilia in an adult, an abnormal sexual desire for children.
peduncle in biology, a stalklike part or structure. [2 definitions]
pedunculate having, borne by, or growing on a peduncle.
pee (informal; sometimes considered vulgar) to let liquid waste pass out of one's body; urinate.
peek to look quickly or furtively, often through a small opening or from a hiding place; glance; peep. [3 definitions]
peekaboo a game to amuse very young children in which one hides the face behind the hands or some object and then suddenly reveals it, crying out, "Peekaboo"!
peel1 to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from. [6 definitions]
peel2 a spadelike instrument with a long handle used for putting goods to be baked into an oven, or for removing them again.
peeler a kitchen tool used for removing the skin of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, and parsnips, or of thin-skinned fruits such as apples.
peeling a piece that has been peeled off something, such as a strip of potato skin.
peen a ball-shaped or wedge-shaped end opposite the flat striking surface on the head of a hammer. [2 definitions]
peep1 to look quickly or furtively, often through a narrow opening or from a hiding place. [5 definitions]
peep2 a weak, shrill, short sound, as of a young bird. [4 definitions]
peeper1 any of various frogs that make a peeping sound. [2 definitions]
peeper2 a person who looks in a furtive and often prying manner. [2 definitions]
peephole a small hole or opening through which one may look, as in a door or fortification.