a minute, slender-bodied insect, Taeniothrips inconsequens, that eats the blossoms of flowering plants and is a common pest of pear, maple, almond, apple, and other trees in the eastern U.S.
[pair-woo d] /ˈpɛərˌwʊd/ noun 1. the hard, fine-grained, reddish of the tree, used for ornamentation, small articles of furniture, and musical instruments.
noun 1. a peninsula in N Greenland, extending into the Arctic Ocean: Cape Morris Jesup is at its N end. 200 miles (320 km) long.
[pee] /pi/ noun, plural peas (Archaic or British Dialect) pease or peasen [pee-zuh n] /ˈpi zən/ (Show IPA) 1. the round, edible seed of a widely cultivated plant, Pisum sativum, of the legume family. 2. the plant itself. 3. the green, somewhat inflated pod of this plant. 4. any of various related or similar plants […]
[pez-uh nt] /ˈpɛz ənt/ noun 1. a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank. 2. a coarse, unsophisticated, boorish, uneducated person of little financial means. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of peasants or their traditions, way […]