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papier-mâché a moldable substance, often used for decorations, that is made of pulped or shredded paper, glue, and other materials, and that is soft and pliable when wet but dries to become hard and stiff.
papilla a small bodily projection that resembles a nipple, such as a taste bud on the tongue, a protuberance at the root of a hair, or a pimple.
papillary relating to, consisting of, or affecting papillae. [2 definitions]
papilloma a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane, such as a corn or wart, that consists of an enlarged papilla or group of papillae.
papillon any of a breed of toy spaniels having a long, silky coat and large erect ears that resemble butterfly wings.
papillote an ornamental curled paper put over the end of the bone of a chop or cutlet. [2 definitions]
papoose a North American Indian baby or young child.
pappus a modified calyx consisting of a ring or tuft of feathery hairs, bristles, or scales around the top of the fruit of composite plants, such as the dandelion and thistle.
pappy1 paplike; mushy.
pappy2 (informal) father; papa.
paprika a powdered reddish seasoning made from dried sweet red peppers.
Pap test a microscopic examination of cells taken as a smear from the cervix of a woman, used to determine whether uterine cancer is present; Pap smear.
Papuan of or pertaining to Papua New Guinea or its people, culture, or the like. [5 definitions]
Papua New Guinea a Pacific island country that consists mainly of the eastern end of the island of New Guinea, which it shares with Indonesia.
papule a small, inflamed elevation of the skin; pimple.
papyrology the study and translation of papyrus manuscripts.
papyrus a tall reedlike water plant of the Nile valley. [3 definitions]
par the norm or the average in amount or degree; standard. [7 definitions]
para the smaller monetary unit of Yugoslavia. (Cf. dinar.)
para-1 beside. [5 definitions]
para-2 protection. [2 definitions]