[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n] /pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən/
any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
[pen-stok] /ˈpɛnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a pipe conducting water from a head gate to a waterwheel. 2. a conduit for conveying water to a power plant. 3. a sluicelike contrivance used to control the flow of water. /ˈpɛnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a conduit that supplies water to a hydroelectric power plant 2. a channel bringing water from […]
[pent] /pɛnt/ verb 1. a simple past tense and past participle of 2 . adjective 2. shut in; confined. [pent] /pɛnt/ noun 1. (def 4). [pen] /pɛn/ noun 1. any of various instruments for writing or drawing with ink or a similar substance. 2. a detachable metal penpoint, filled by dipping or with a quill; […]
1. a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, meaning “five” (Pentateuch); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pentavalent). combining form 1. five: pentagon, pentameter, pentaprism word-forming element meaning “five, containing five,” from Greek penta- (before a vowel pent-), comb. form of pente “five,” related to Aeolian pempte (see five), with […]
[pen-tuh-klawr-oh-nahy-troh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr-] /ˌpɛn təˌklɔr oʊˌnaɪ troʊˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, -ˌkloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline compound, C 6 Cl 5 NO 2 , used as an herbicide and insecticide. Abbreviation: PCNB.