a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.
[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-] /ˈpɪk ər əlˌwid, ˈpɪk rəl-/ noun 1. any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water. /ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd; ˈpɪkrəl-/ noun 1. any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: […]
[pik-er-ing, pik-ring] /ˈpɪk ər ɪŋ, ˈpɪk rɪŋ/ noun 1. Edward Charles, 1846–1919, and his brother, William Henry, 1858–1938, U.S. astronomers. /ˈpɪkərɪŋ/ noun 1. Edward Charles. 1846–1919, US astronomer, who invented the meridian photometer 2. his brother, William Henry. 1858–1938, US astronomer, who discovered Phoebe, the ninth satellite of Saturn, and predicted (1919) the existence and […]
[pik-er-ing-ahyt, pik-ring-] /ˈpɪk ər ɪŋˌaɪt, ˈpɪk rɪŋ-/ noun 1. a mineral, magnesia alum, occurring usually in the form of white fibrous masses.
[pik-er-uhp-er] /ˈpɪk ərˈʌp ər/ noun, Informal. 1. something that restores one’s depleted energy or depressed spirits; pick-me-up. noun A person or thing that picks up: A hitchhiker caught a ride. The picker-upper was soon arrested (1936+)