a tall grass, Pennisetum americanum (or P. glaucum), cultivated in Africa, the Orient, and the southern U.S. for its edible seeds and as a forage plant.
a tall grass, Pennisetum glaucum, cultivated in Africa, E Asia, and the southern US as animal fodder and for its pearly white seeds, which are used as grain
noun, Architecture. 1. a molding having the form of a row of pearls.
- Pearl of great price
A phrase from one of the parables of Jesus; he compares the journey to heaven to a search for fine pearls conducted by a merchant, “who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Note: The expression has come to mean anything that is […]
noun 1. a small white onion, often pickled and used as an appetizer or garnish.
noun 1. any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the family Pteriidae, some of which form pearls of great value, inhabiting waters of eastern Asia and off the coasts of Panama and Baja California. noun 1. any of various tropical marine bivalves of the genus Pinctada and related genera: a major source of pearls