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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]
panegyric a formal speech or piece of writing devoted to publicly praising a person or thing. [2 definitions]
panel a section, as of a door, wall, or the like, usu. flat and often set apart from the surrounding area by being raised, recessed, or decorated. [7 definitions]
panel discussion a discussion before an audience of a specified topic by a group of speakers that have been selected in advance.
paneless combined form of pane.
paneling a group or set of panels, esp. when used to cover a wall or other surface. [2 definitions]
panelist a member of a panel, esp. a panel for discussion, judging, questioning, or playing a game.
panel truck a van or pickup truck with an enclosed body, often used for carrying and delivering light or small loads.
panetela a long tapering cigar.
panettone an Italian sweet bread containing raisins, candied fruit, and nuts, usu. eaten on festive occasions.
panfish any freshwater fish small enough to be cooked whole in a frying pan, such as a sunfish.
pan-fry to fry in a skillet or frying pan with a small amount of fat.
pang a sudden, sharp pain. [2 definitions]
panga a large, broad-bladed African knife used as a cutting tool or weapon.
Pangaea in plate tectonics, the single land mass that was composed of all the land on Earth until it began breaking into smaller continents 300 million years ago.
pangolin a toothless mammal of Africa and Asia that feeds on ants and termites and rolls into a ball when attacked; scaly anteater.