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plum pudding a rich boiled or steamed pudding often made with raisins or currants in addition to flour, spices, and suet.
plum tomato a small pear-shaped or elongated tomato, often used for cooking.
plumule a soft down feather, found on young birds and some adults. [2 definitions]
plumy consisting of, bearing, decorated, or covered with plumes. [2 definitions]
plunder to steal (goods), esp. by force. [5 definitions]
plunge to propel abruptly or forcefully into a substance, esp. a soft or liquid one. [8 definitions]
plunger something that moves repeatedly up and down, such as a piston. [3 definitions]
plunk (informal) to cause (a string or strings of a musical instrument) to make brief, hollow sounds; pluck. [7 definitions]
pluperfect see "past perfect."
plural of, pertaining to, or including more than one. [4 definitions]
pluralism in philosophy, the theory that reality comprises more than one basic substance or principle. (Cf. dualism, monism.) [4 definitions]
pluralistic made up of or representing a number of distinct ethnic, cultural, or religious groups.
plurality the largest proportion of votes in an election, esp. when it is less than half the total, or the margin of votes separating the victor from the person who came second. [2 definitions]
pluralize to make or become plural in number or form.
plurally in a plural sense; as a plural.
plus added to. [7 definitions]
plus fours long, loose knickerbockers that are baggy below the knee.
plush a fabric having a long, soft pile. [3 definitions]
plus sign a mathematical sign (+) indicating addition or a positive quantity.
Pluto in Greek mythology, the god of wealth who is also identified with Hades, the Underworld. [2 definitions]
plutocracy a state or system of government in which the wealthy rule. [2 definitions]