PIEDEST

pied

[pahyd]
adjective
1.
having patches of two or more colors, as various birds and other animals: a pied horse.
2.
wearing pied clothing.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; pie2 (with reference to the black and white plumage of the magpie) + -ed3

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pied (paɪd)
 
adj
having markings of two or more colours
 
[C14: from pie²; an allusion to the magpie's black-and-white colouring]

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pied
1382, as if it were the pp. of a verb form of M.E. noun pie "magpie" (see pie (2)), in ref. to the bird's black and white plumage. Earliest use is in reference to the pyed freres, an order of friars who wore black and white. Also in pied piper (1845, in Browning's poem based
on the Ger. legend; used allusively from 1942).
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pi (pī)
n. pl. pis

Symbol π The 16th letter of the greek alphabet.

pI (pē'ī')
n.
The pH value for the isoelectric point of a given substance in solution.

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pi   (pī)  Pronunciation Key 
An irrational number that has a numerical value of 3.14159265358979... and is represented by the symbol π. It expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears in many mathematical expressions.
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pi [(peye)]

The irrational number obtained by dividing the length of the diameter of a circle into its circumference. Pi is approximately 3.1416. The sign for pi is π.

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