[pe-stif-er-uh s] /pɛˈstɪf ər əs/
bringing or bearing disease.
Informal. mischievous; troublesome or annoying.
(informal) troublesome; irritating
breeding, carrying, or spreading infectious disease
mid-15c., “mischievous, pernicious,” figurative use of Latin pestiferus “that brings plague or destruction,” variant of pestifer “bringing plague, destructive, noxious,” from pestis “plague” (see pest) + ferre “carry” (see infer). Related: Pestiferously; pestiferousness.
pestiferous pes·tif·er·ous (pě-stĭf’ər-əs)
[pes-uh l, pes-tl] /ˈpɛs əl, ˈpɛs tl/ noun 1. a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar. 2. any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc. verb (used with object), pestled, pestling. 3. to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle. verb (used without object), pestled, pestling. 4. to work […]
[pes-toh] /ˈpɛs toʊ/ noun, Italian Cookery. 1. a sauce typically made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and grated Parmesan blended together and served hot or cold over pasta, fish, or meat. /ˈpɛstəʊ/ noun 1. a sauce for pasta, consisting of basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, oil, and Parmesan cheese, all crushed together n. olive […]
- Pes varus
pes varus pes var·us (vâr’əs) n. See talipes varus.
[pet] /pɛt/ noun 1. any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately. 2. a person especially cherished or indulged; favorite: He was the teacher’s pet. 3. a thing particularly cherished. adjective 4. kept or treated as a pet: a pet lamb. 5. especially cherished or indulged, as a […]