[pen-ee-roi-uh l] /ˌpɛn iˈrɔɪ əl/
an aromatic Old World plant, Mentha pulegium, of the mint family, having clusters of small purple flowers and yielding a pungent essential oil used medicinally and as an insect repellent.
Also called mock pennyroyal. a similar, related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of eastern North America, having bluish flowers growing from the leaf axils.
any of several other aromatic plants of the mint family.
a Eurasian plant, Mentha pulegium, with hairy leaves and small mauve flowers, that yields an aromatic oil used in medicine: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Also called mock pennyroyal. a similar and related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of E North America
herb, 1520s, alteration by folk etymology of Anglo-French puliol real; for second element see royal; first element ultimately from Latin puleium “thyme,” of unknown origin.
[pen-ee] /ˈpɛn i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . /ˈpɛnɪ/ noun (pl) pennies, pence (pɛns) 1. Also called (formerly) new penny. (in Britain) a bronze coin having a value equal to one hundredth of a pound p 2. (in Britain before 1971) a bronze or copper coin having a value equal to […]
- Penny shares
plural noun 1. (stock exchange) securities with a low market price, esp less than 20p, enabling small investors to purchase a large number for a relatively small outlay
noun, Stock Exchange. 1. common stock, usually highly speculative, selling for less than a dollar a share. noun phrase : That minimum would exclude penny stocks, which are cheap, risky stocks that usually have prices below $1 a share (1932+)
[pen-ee-weyt] /ˈpɛn iˌweɪt/ noun 1. (in troy weight) a unit of 24 grains or 1/20 of an ounce (1.56 grams). Abbreviation: dwt, pwt. /ˈpɛnɪˌweɪt/ noun 1. a unit of weight equal to 24 grains or one twentieth of an ounce (Troy) n. Old English penega gewiht, originally the weight of a silver penny; see penny […]