[pid-uh k] /ˈpɪd ək/
any bivalve mollusk of the genus Pholas or the family Pholadidae, having long, ovate shells and burrowing in soft rock, wood, etc.
any marine bivalve of the family Pholadidae, boring into rock, clay, or wood by means of sawlike shell valves See also shipworm
[pij-uh n] /ˈpɪdʒ ən/ noun 1. Walter, 1898–1984, U.S. actor, born in Canada.
[pij-uh n] /ˈpɪdʒ ən/ noun 1. an auxiliary language that has come into existence through the attempts by the speakers of two different languages to communicate and that is primarily a simplified form of one of the languages, with a reduced vocabulary and grammatical structure and considerable variation in pronunciation. 2. (loosely) any simplified or […]
[pij-uh-nahyz] /ˈpɪdʒ əˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), pidginized, pidginizing. 1. to develop (a language) into a .
noun 1. a pidgin language based on English formerly used in commerce in Chinese ports. 2. a similar language used in other areas, such as Papua New Guinea (where it has semiofficial status) and parts of West Africa. noun 1. a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is English