a system for igniting a gas burner, as in a gas range, furnace, or boiler, without the use of a pilot light.
[pahy-lif-er-uh s] /paɪˈlɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. having or producing hair. /paɪˈlɪfərəs/ adjective 1. (esp of plants or their parts) bearing or ending in a hair or hairs 2. designating the outer layer of root epidermis, which bears the root hairs piliferous pi·lif·er·ous (pī-lĭf’ər-əs) adj. Bearing or producing hair.
noun 1. Also called pilot, pilot burner. a small flame kept burning continuously, as in a gas stove or furnace, to relight the main gas burners whenever necessary or desired. 2. . noun 1. a small auxiliary flame that ignites the main burner of a gas appliance when the control valve opens 2. a small […]
[pee-lee] /piˈli/ noun, plural pilies. 1. a Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, the edible seeds of which taste like a sweet almond. 2. Also called pili nut. the seed of this tree. [pahy-lahy] /ˈpaɪ laɪ/ noun 1. Biology. plural of . /pɪˈliː/ noun (pl) -lis 1. a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling […]
1. a combining form meaning “hair,” used in the formation of compound words: piliform.