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pinta a contagious skin disease of the tropics, characterized by variously colored spots, that is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium.
pintail a species of duck, the male of which has a long, pointed tail.
pintano any of various small, brightly colored, tropical reef fishes of the southern Atlantic.
pin the blame on to assign the blame for something to (a particular person or group), sometimes dishonestly or without sufficient evidence.
pintle an upright pin or bolt on which another part pivots, used esp. in towing devices.
pinto having irregular spots or mottles; piebald. [3 definitions]
pinto bean a variety of kidney bean bearing pale, mottled seeds that is grown for food and animal fodder.
pint-size (informal) diminutive; small; tiny.
pinup a picture, such as one from a magazine, of a sexually desirable person, often hung on a wall. [3 definitions]
pinwale of corduroy fabric, having a very narrow or fine rib. [2 definitions]
pinwheel a toy that resembles a windmill secured on a stick by a pin, the wheel of which revolves in the wind or when blown upon. [3 definitions]
pinworm a small parasitic nematode worm that infests the large intestine and rectum, esp. in children.
pinxter flower a variety of wild azalea bearing sweet-smelling pink flowers.
piny characterized by or containing many pine trees. [2 definitions]
pinyin (sometimes cap.) the official system, adopted by the People's Republic of China in 1979, for representing Chinese words in the Roman alphabet.
pinyon variant of piņon.
pion any of three subatomic particles in the nucleus of an atom that have a positive, negative, or neutral charge and a mass 270 times that of an electron.
pioneer someone who explores or goes to live in a place previously unexplored or uninhabited by many of his or her culture. [7 definitions]
pious devoted to and dutiful toward a god or gods; religious. [4 definitions]
pip1 a small spot, such as one of the dots on a die or domino, or one of the suit markings on a playing card.
pip2 an infectious disease of fowl and other birds that causes an accumulation of mucus in the throat.