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Persian lamb the silky, tightly curled black or gray pelt of a lamb of the karakul sheep of Asia, used in the making of fur coats and hats.
Persian rug a handwoven rug made in Iran, having rich, harmonious colors in a variety of complex floral, foliate, and animal patterns.
persiflage playful teasing; banter. [2 definitions]
persimmon a juicy, orange or reddish fruit, larger than but similar to a plum in texture of skin and pulp, or any of the mostly tropical trees that bear this fruit.
persist to endure or continue steadfastly, stubbornly, or tenaciously. [3 definitions]
persistence the act of persisting. [3 definitions]
persistent continuing, lasting, or holding on, despite opposition or difficulties. [3 definitions]
persistent depressive disorder a condition of chronic mild depression or irritability that is often accompanied by other symptoms, including low self-esteem, eating or sleep disturbances, and fatigue. Formerly called dysthymia.
persnickety (informal) fussy or demanding. [2 definitions]
person a human being. [4 definitions]
persona in psychology, the outer personality, fašade, or public identity an individual presents to others.
personable pleasing in appearance or manner; friendly; attractive.
personae the characters in a play, novel, opera, or other work of fiction; dramatis personae.
personage a person, esp. one of importance. [2 definitions]
persona grata (Latin) a person who is acceptable or welcome, esp. a diplomat acceptable to the government to which he or she has been assigned.
personal of, pertaining to, or belonging to a particular individual, and often not for other people to share, be concerned with, or see. [6 definitions]
personal computer a compact computer designed for individual use; microcomputer.
personal effects the personal belongings of an individual, esp. those worn or carried such as clothing, identification, keys, and the like.
personal foul in some team sports, a foul involving unnecessarily rough body contact with an opponent.
Personal Identification Number an identification number entered on a keypad to gain remote electronic access to one's bank account or other financial accounts.
personality that which distinguishes a person from others; collective characteristic qualities of a person. [3 definitions]