noun, plural pilies.
a Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, the edible seeds of which taste like a sweet almond.
Also called pili nut. the seed of this tree.
[pahy-lahy] /ˈpaɪ laɪ/
Biology. plural of .
noun (pl) -lis
a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling almonds
Also called pili nut. the seed of this tree
plural noun (sing) pilus (ˈpaɪləs)
(bacteriol) short curled hairlike processes on the surface of certain bacteria that are involved in conjugation and the attachment of the bacteria to other cells
1. a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: piliform.
- Pilot study
noun 1. a small-scale experiment or set of observations undertaken to decide how and whether to launch a full-scale project
plural noun, Nautical. 1. waters in which the services of a pilot are available or required by law.
[pahy-luh t-weed] /ˈpaɪ lətˌwid/ noun 1. the compass plant, Silphium laciniatum.