- 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
As a rule it takes ducklings from 24 to 48 hours to hatch after the pipping first begins.Ducks and Geese|Harry M. Lamon
The apparatus was later improved by Pipping, who used a diamond in place of the steel point.
He had at that time a pig which was ready for pipping; she had a litter of seven, and they all died.Animal Ghosts|Elliott O'Donnell
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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