[puh-rair-uh for 1; Spanish pe-rey-rah for 2] /pəˈrɛər ə for 1; Spanish pɛˈreɪ rɑ for 2/
Irene Rice, 1907–71, U.S. artist.
a city in W Colombia.
a town in W central Colombia: cattle trading and coffee processing. Pop: 656 000 (2005 est)
[puh-rair-uh] /pəˈrɛər ə/ noun 1. the bark of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Geissospermum, of the dogbane family, especially that of G. vellosii, used in Brazil to allay fever. /pəˈrɛərə/ noun 1. the bark of a South American apocynaceous tree, Geissospermum vellosii: source of a substance formerly used for treating […]
[puh-rair-een] /pəˈrɛər in/ noun, Chemistry. 1. Pharmacology. an alkaloid, C 1 9 H 2 4 ON 2 , obtained from and formerly used as a quinine substitute.
[per-uh l-muh n, purl-] /ˈpɛr əl mən, ˈpɜrl-/ noun 1. S(idney) J(oseph) 1904–79, U.S. author. /ˈpɛrəlmən; ˈpɜːl-/ noun 1. S(idney) J(oseph). 1904–79, US humorous writer. After scriptwriting for the Marx Brothers, he published many collections of articles, including Crazy Like a Fox (1944) and Eastward, Hi! (1977)
[puh-remp-tuh-ree, per-uh mp-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pəˈrɛmp tə ri, ˈpɛr əmpˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command. 2. imperious or dictatorial. 3. positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc. 4. Law. /pəˈrɛmptərɪ/ adjective 1. urgent or commanding: a peremptory ring on the bell 2. not able […]