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pili1

[pee-lee]
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noun, plural pi·lies.
  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 of pili1

From Tagalog

pili2

[pahy-lahy]
noun
  1. Biology. plural of pilus.
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British Dictionary definitions for pilies

pili1

noun plural -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

pl n singular 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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