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panatela a long thin cigar.
pan-broil to cook over direct heat in an uncovered frying pan, using little or no grease.
pancake a flat round cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or frying pan; hotcake; griddlecake. [4 definitions]
Pancake Day (chiefly British; informal) Shrove Tuesday.
Pan-Cake Make-Up trademark for a cosmetic face powder formed into a compact round cake.
panchromatic of photographic film, sensitive to all visible colors.
pancreas a gland located near the stomach that secretes a digestive juice into the intestine and insulin into the blood.
pancreatic juice the clear, alkaline secretion of the pancreas that aids in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas.
panda a large bearlike mammal of China and Tibet that has woolly fur with dramatic black and white markings, including black rings around the eyes; giant panda. [2 definitions]
pandect (pl.) a legal code. [2 definitions]
pandemic a widespread outbreak of disease that afflicts many people over different continents. [3 definitions]
pandemonium wild, tumultuous uproar; noisy chaos. [2 definitions]
pander one who procures prostitutes or acts as a go-between in sexual or romantic affairs. [3 definitions]
pandit in India, a Brahman who is learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy. [2 definitions]
P and L abbreviation of "profit and loss."
Pandora in Greek mythology, the first woman, who, when she opened the lid of a box out of curiosity, let all the evils out into the world.
Pandora's box a source of unexpected problems or ills.
pandour an eighteenth-century Croatian soldier noted for extreme brutality and cruelty. [2 definitions]
pandowdy a deep-dish fruit pie with a thick crust on top, often sweetened with molasses.
pane one of the glass sections of a window or door, or the sheet of glass that fills such a section. [2 definitions]