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3 definitions found
 for Piper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piper \Pi"per\, n. [L.]
     See Pepper.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piper \Pip"er\, n.
     1. (Mus.) One who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a
        bagpipe. "The hereditary piper and his sons." --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) A common European gurnard ({Trigla lyra), having a
            large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with
            large, sharp, opercular spines.
        (b) A sea urchin ({Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long
            spines, native of both the American and European
            coasts.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     To pay the piper, to bear the cost, expense, or trouble.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  piper
      n 1: someone who plays the bagpipe [syn: piper, bagpiper]
      2: type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing
         tropical shrubs [syn: Piper, genus Piper]

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