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puddle a small, shallow pool of water, esp. rainwater. [6 definitions]
puddling the act or process of purifying metal, esp. pig iron, by melting it in a furnace to remove the slag. [2 definitions]
pudendum the external genital organs of a woman. [2 definitions]
pudgy fat and usu. short or small.
pueblo a communal house, often several stories high, made of adobe or stone by Indians of the southwestern United States. [3 definitions]
puerile of or relating to children or childhood. [2 definitions]
puerperal relating to, connected with, or resulting from childbirth.
puerperal fever an infection, often fatal, of the endometrium or bloodstream, that occurs during or just after childbirth, usu. caused by unsanitary conditions surrounding delivery.
Puerto Ayora town located in Galapagos, Ecuador, on Isla Santa Cruz, known for its tourism infrastructure.
Puerto Rico a West Indies island commonwealth associated with the United States, east of the Dominican Republic.
puff a brief, forceful emission of breath, air, or vapor. [16 definitions]
puff adder a large, thick-bodied, poisonous African viper that puffs up and hisses when irritated. [2 definitions]
puffball any of a variety of fungi with spherical bodies that burst when ripe to release clouds of spores.
puffer see "puffer fish." [2 definitions]
puffer fish any of various saltwater fishes that are capable, when irritated or alarmed, of swallowing water or air and puffing up their bodies to many times their usual size, causing, in some species, sharp protective spines to become erect.
puffery excessive praise or flattery, as in advertising.
puffin any of a number of northern sea birds that typically have black and white feathers, and a large, flat, colorful bill.
puff pastry a light flaky pastry that puffs when baked, made by rolling and folding the dough before baking and used for croissants, pie shells, tarts, and the like.
puff up to swell or make swell. [3 definitions]
puffy swollen; inflated. [2 definitions]
pug1 any of a breed of small dogs with short, smooth hair, a wide, wrinkled face, a snub nose, and a tightly curled tail.