- 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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Reddit has slightly pipped Twitter as a way for Reach’s brands to source stories, especially on its brands The Daily Star, whose audience is partial to the more bonkers, often animal-focussed stories.‘Core to the identity of the internet’: How publishers are using Reddit to brand build and drive awareness|Lucinda Southern|October 6, 2020|Digiday
PIPS took effect in May 2018, the same month that GDPR finally took effect.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The man was still thoroughly pipped about the hat and tie, and simply wouldn't rally round.
It will show you pretty well how pipped I was when I tell you that I near as a toucher put on a white tie with a dinner-jacket.
There are two young birds and one little specked egg, just pipped.
It would have pipped him a good deal to have found so much, and he was not in the ordinary way a gambler.The Good Soldier|Ford Madox Ford
Only one egg pipped, so I could glimpse the little mouth beneath!Rambles with John Burroughs|Robert John De Loach
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- 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
- (intr) to chirp; peep
- to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching