the larva of a noctuid moth, Agrotis orthogonia, of the western U.S. and Canada, that seriously damages grains, beets, potatoes, alfalfa, etc., by feeding underground on roots and stems.
[pawl-free] /ˈpɔl fri/ noun, plural palfreys. 1. a riding horse, as distinguished from a war horse. 2. a saddle horse particularly suitable for a woman. /ˈpɔːlfrɪ/ noun 1. (archaic) a light saddle horse, esp ridden by women n. c.1200 (mid-12c. as a surname), “saddle horse for ordinary riding (opposed to a war horse), small horse […]
[pawl-greyv, pal-] /ˈpɔl greɪv, ˈpæl-/ noun 1. Francis Turner, 1824–97, English critic, poet, and anthologist. /ˈpɔːlɡreɪv; ˈpæl-/ noun 1. Francis Turner. 1824–97, British critic and poet, editor of the poetry anthology The Golden Treasury (1861)
[pah-lee] /ˈpɑ li/ noun 1. (in Hawaii) a steep slope or cliff. [pah-lee] /ˈpɑ li/ noun 1. the Prakrit language of the Buddhist scriptures. /ˈpɑːlɪ/ noun 1. an ancient language of India derived from Sanskrit; the language of the Buddhist scriptures 1690s, Middle High Indian dialect used in sacred Buddhist writings (the lingua franca of […]
noun, Buddhism. 1. a collection of scriptures, originally recorded from oral traditions in the 1st century b.c., divided into one of three parts (Pitaka) sermons () the rules of the Buddhist order () and several treatises on philosophy and psychology ()