- an individual rootstock of a plant, especially of the lily of the valley: This low-growing perennial forms dense clumps from its slender pips.
- a portion of the rootstock or root of several other plants: The peony's pips are those budlike growths at the top of the tuber.
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verb (used without object), pipped, pip·ping.
verb (used with object), pipped, pip·ping.
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verb (used with object), pipped, pip·ping.British Slang.
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Example sentences from the Web for pip
And then there was Pip, the boy in the novel who also falls in love with her.
But it took another 20 years for his son, Owen “Pip” Brennan, Jr. to make the Krewe synonymous with Mardi Gras.
Pip walking down the hallway of her adolescence sporting unromantic hair.
The allusion is to a game of cards called one-and-thirty; thirty-two is a pip too many.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
He told them that at Railhead were many bad pip-ple, who swore, and drank a great deal more than was good for them.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
It spreads rapidly, sending up a flower-stalk from every "pip."Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
There's Miss Pamela, that ought to be goin' to be married a week from next Tuesday, goin' round as mopy as a chicken wid the pip.The Quiver 3/1900|Anonymous
All this time he was tilting poor Pip backwards till he was dreadfully frightened and giddy.Charles Dickens' Children Stories|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for pip (1 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for pip (2 of 4)
- a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card
- any of the spots on dice or dominoes
verb pips, pipping or pipped
- (intr) to chirp; peep
- to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching