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pili1

[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.
Origin
< Tagalog

pili2

[pahy-lahy] /ˈpaɪ laɪ/
noun
1.
Biology. plural of pilus.
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pili1

/pɪˈliː/
noun (pl) -lis
1.
a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling almonds
2.
Also called pili nut. the seed of this tree
Word Origin
from Tagalog

pili2

/ˈpaɪlɪ/
plural noun (sing) pilus (ˈpaɪləs)
1.
(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
Word Origin
C20: from Latin: hairs
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