piper definition

  • noun:
    • One who plays the bagpipe.
    • a person who plays on a pipe.
    • A musician whom plays a pipe.
    • A bagpiper.
    • a child pigeon.
    • a typical European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, in accordance with big, razor-sharp, opercular spines.
    • A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) with extended spines, indigenous to the United states and European coasts.
    • See pepper.
    • One who plays on a pipe, and/or want, esp. on a bagpipe.
    • A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a big head, with prominent nasal projection, along with huge, razor-sharp, opercular spines.
    • A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, indigenous of both the US and European coasts.
    • one that or that which pipes; one that plays on a pipe.
    • Specifically
    • In ornithology:
    • A sandpiper or sandpeep; a bird of the genus Tringa or some related genus, as Ereunetes. See cuts under Ereunetes, sandpiper, and stint.
    • a squab; a newly hatched pigeon.
    • In ichthyology:
    • The most basic English title for the lyre-gurnard, Trigla lyra.
    • An exocœtoid fish, Hemirhamphus intermedius, with an elongate body and ensiform lower jaw, common in New Zealand, and esteemed for its flesh as well as for the sport it gives. Also called garfish, ihi, and halfbeak.
    • a type of caddis-worm. See the quotation.
    • The piper-urchin.
    • In apiculture, an after-swarm having a virgin queen. Phin, Dict.
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    • A genus of plants, the sort of your order Piperaceæ and tribe Prpereæ, described as the 2 to six stamens with distinct anther-cells, and an obtuse or a little beaked ovary crowned with from two to five stigmas, getting in fresh fruit a small berry.
    • In ichthyology: Same as balao.
    • In Newfoundland, a haddock that will be just half dried.
    • a person who plays the bagpipe
    • type genus for the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs

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