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pore1 to study or read with care and attention (usu. fol. by "over"). [3 definitions]
pore2 a tiny opening in the outer surface of a plant or animal through which air, water, sweat, or the like may pass out or in. [2 definitions]
pore fungus a fungus with a pitted or porous surface, that produces spores inside very thin tubules.
porgy any of various marine food fishes, such as the scup and sheepshead, having spiny fins and a wide body covered with large scales. [2 definitions]
pork the edible flesh of a pig or hog. [2 definitions]
pork barrel (informal) a government bill or appropriation specifically designed to benefit a particular locale or industry in order to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.
porker a pig raised and fattened for its pork.
porkpie a man's hat having a low, flat, circular crown and a snap brim.
porky of, pertaining to, or similar to pork. [2 definitions]
pornography written or visual material intended to be sexually stimulating, esp. when void of artistic merit.
porosity the state, quality, or condition of being porous. [2 definitions]
porous having many pores. [2 definitions]
porphyria a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by the discharge of reddish urine and by extreme sensitivity to sunlight.
porphyritic of or containing porphyry. [2 definitions]
porphyry a hard, purplish red rock containing coarse mineral crystals, esp. feldspar.
porpoise any of several sociable aquatic mammals, usu. with a dark back and paler underside, a blunt snout, and a triangular fin on the back. [2 definitions]
porridge boiled cereal grains or meal, such as oatmeal, usu. eaten with milk.
porringer a shallow bowl or cup, often with a handle, used esp. by children for soup, hot cereal, or the like.
port1 a place where ships load and unload, and its adjacent town or city. [4 definitions]
port2 the left-hand side of a ship or aircraft when facing forward. (Cf. starboard.) [4 definitions]
port3 a porthole or porthole covering. [3 definitions]