Name Report For First Name PETRUS:

PETRUS

First name PETRUS's origin is Arthurian Legend. PETRUS means "one of joseph's disciples". You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with PETRUS below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of petrus.(Brown names are of the same origin (Arthurian Legend) with PETRUS and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with PETRUS - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming PETRUS

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES PETRUS AS A WHOLE:

 

NAMES RHYMING WITH PETRUS (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 5 Letters (etrus) - Names That Ends with etrus:

Rhyming Names According to Last 4 Letters (trus) - Names That Ends with trus:

butrus

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (rus) - Names That Ends with rus:

peredurus ondrus theodorus horus brus seorus abderus archemorus cerberus cyrus eurus icarus irus pandarus polydorus zephyrus ambrus jairus lazarus tyrus homerus florus

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (us) - Names That Ends with us:

el-nefous enygeus caeneus cestus iasius lotus negus maccus dabbous dassous fanous abdul-quddus boulus yunus dryhus thaddeus bagdemagus brademagus isdernus britomartus luxovious nemausus argus ambrosius batholomeus basilius bonifacius cecilius clementius egidius eugenius eustatius darius aldous brutus cassibellaunus guiderius lorineus ferragus marsilius senapus marcus alemannus klaus absyrtus acastus achelous aconteus acrisius admetus adrastus aeacus aegeus aegisthus aegyptus aeolus aesculapius alcinous alcyoneus aloeus alpheus amphiaraus amycus anastasius ancaeus androgeus antaeus antilochus antinous aristaeus ascalaphus asopus atreus autolycus avernus boethius briareus

NAMES RHYMING WITH PETRUS (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 5 Letters (petru) - Names That Begins with petru:

petru

Rhyming Names According to First 4 Letters (petr) - Names That Begins with petr:

petr petra petre petrica petrina petrine petron petronela petronilla petronille petrov

Rhyming Names According to First 3 Letters (pet) - Names That Begins with pet:

peta peta-gaye pete peter peterka peterke peterson petiri petunia

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (pe) - Names That Begins with pe:

peace peada peadar pearce pearroc pearson pedar pedra pedrine pedro peer peg pegasus pegeen peggy peigi peirce peisistratus pekar pekka pelagia peleus pelias pelicia pell pellam pellanor pellean pelleas pelles pellinore pelltun pelopia pelops pemphredo pemton penarddun penda pendaran pendewe pendragon penelope peneus penina peninah penleigh penley penn pennlea pennleah penny penrith penrod pensee penthea penthesilea pentheus penthia penton peony pepe pephredo pepik pepillo pepin pepita pepper pepperell peppi peppin per perahta perceval percival percy percyvelle perdix peredur peredwus

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH PETRUS:

First Names which starts with 'pe' and ends with 'us':

perseus persius

First Names which starts with 'p' and ends with 's':

palamedes palomydes palsmedes panagiotis pancratius pandareos paris parkins parmis parthenios patroclus pericles perkins perris persis phantasos phelps phemius pheobus philips phillips phillis philoctetes philoetius phineas phinees phineus phorbas phorbus phorcys phrixus phylis phyllis piaras piers pinochos pirithous pittheus pityocamptes pius plexippus plutus polites polydamas polydeuces polyeidus polynices polyphemus pontus prasutagus prentiss priapus procrustes proinsias prokopios prometheus protesilaus proteus pslomydes psusennes pules pylades pyramus pyrrhus

English Words Rhyming PETRUS

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES PETRUS AS A WHOLE:



ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH PETRUS (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 5 Letters (etrus) - English Words That Ends with etrus:



Rhyming Words According to Last 4 Letters (trus) - English Words That Ends with trus:


citrusnoun (n.) A genus of trees including the orange, lemon, citron, etc., originally natives of southern Asia.

oestrusnoun (n.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larvae in the nasal cavities of sheep is oestrus ovis.
 noun (n.) A vehement desire; esp. (Physiol.), the periodical sexual impulse of animals; heat; rut.


Rhyming Words According to Last 3 Letters (rus) - English Words That Ends with rus:


acarusnoun (n.) A genus including many species of small mites.

arcturusnoun (n.) A fixed star of the first magnitude in the constellation Bootes.

birrusnoun (n.) A coarse kind of thick woolen cloth, worn by the poor in the Middle Ages; also, a woolen cap or hood worn over the shoulders or over the head.

bosporusnoun (n.) A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas; as, the Bosporus (formerly the Thracian Bosporus) or Strait of Constantinople, between the Black Sea and Sea of Marmora; the Cimmerian Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Sea of Azof.

brontosaurusnoun (n.) A genus of American jurassic dinosaurs. A length of sixty feet is believed to have been attained by these reptiles.

camarasaurusnoun (n.) A genus of gigantic American Jurassic dinosaurs, having large cavities in the bodies of the dorsal vertebrae.

carusnoun (n.) Coma with complete insensibility; deep lethargy.

ceratosaurusnoun (n.) A carnivorous American Jurassic dinosaur allied to the European Megalosaurus. The animal was nearly twenty feet in length, and the skull bears a bony horn core on the united nasal bones. See Illustration in Appendix.

cerberusnoun (n.) A monster, in the shape of a three-headed dog, guarding the entrance into the infernal regions, Hence: Any vigilant custodian or guardian, esp. if surly.
 noun (n.) A genus of East Indian serpents, allied to the pythons; the bokadam.

chorusnoun (n.) A band of singers and dancers.
 noun (n.) A company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus.
 noun (n.) An interpreter in a dumb show or play.
 noun (n.) A company of singers singing in concert.
 noun (n.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices.
 noun (n.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts.
 noun (n.) The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.
 verb (v. i.) To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.

churrusnoun (n.) A powerfully narcotic and intoxicating gum resin which exudes from the flower heads, seeds, etc., of Indian hemp.

cirrusnoun (n.) A tendril or clasper.
 noun (n.) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of the last segment are caudal cirri.
 noun (n.) The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See Annelida, and Polychaeta.
 noun (n.) The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.
 noun (n.) See under Cloud.

coenurusnoun (n.) The larval stage of a tapeworm (Taenia coenurus) which forms bladderlike sacs in the brain of sheep, causing the fatal disease known as water brain, vertigo, staggers or gid.

corchorusnoun (n.) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.

crusnoun (n.) That part of the hind limb between the femur, or thigh, and the ankle, or tarsus; the shank.
 noun (n.) Often applied, especially in the plural, to parts which are supposed to resemble a pair of legs; as, the crura of the diaphragm, a pair of muscles attached to it; crura cerebri, two bundles of nerve fibers in the base of the brain, connecting the medulla and the forebrain.

cryophorusnoun (n.) An instrument used to illustrate the freezing of water by its own evaporation. The ordinary form consists of two glass bulbs, connected by a tube of the same material, and containing only a quantity of water and its vapor, devoid of air. The water is in one of the bulbs, and freezes when the other is cooled below 32 Fahr.

cyperusnoun (n.) A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and including the species called galingale, several bulrushes, and the Egyptian papyrus.

cyprusnoun (n.) A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning.

elasmosaurusnoun (n.) An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus.

electrophorusnoun (n.) An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shelllac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal.

eosaurusnoun (n.) An extinct marine reptile from the coal measures of Nova Scotia; -- so named because supposed to be of the earliest known reptiles.

eurusnoun (n.) The east wind.

eurypterusnoun (n.) A genus of extinct Merostomata, found in Silurian rocks. Some of the species are more than three feet long.

gyrusnoun (n.) A convoluted ridge between grooves; a convolution; as, the gyri of the brain; the gyri of brain coral. See Brain.

hadrosaurusnoun (n.) An American herbivorous dinosaur of great size, allied to the iguanodon. It is found in the Cretaceous formation.

hesperusnoun (n.) Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.
 noun (n.) Evening.

homarusnoun (n.) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including the common lobsters.

humerusnoun (n.) The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.
 noun (n.) The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.

hydrusnoun (n.) A constellation of the southern hemisphere, near the south pole.

hylaeosaurusnoun (n.) A large Wealden dinosaur from the Tilgate Forest, England. It was about twenty feet long, protected by bony plates in the skin, and armed with spines.

ichthyosaurusnoun (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; -- so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.

icterusadjective (a.) The jaundice.

jeterusnoun (n.) A yellowness of the parts of plants which are normally green; yellows.

labrusnoun (n.) A genus of marine fishes, including the wrasses of Europe. See Wrasse.

laurusnoun (n.) A genus of trees including, according to modern authors, only the true laurel (Laurus nobilis), and the larger L. Canariensis of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Formerly the sassafras, the camphor tree, the cinnamon tree, and several other aromatic trees and shrubs, were also referred to the genus Laurus.

malapterurusnoun (n.) A genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See Electric cat, under Electric.

mastodonsaurusnoun (n.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.

megalosaurusnoun (n.) A gigantic carnivorous dinosaur, whose fossil remains have been found in England and elsewhere.

merusnoun (n.) See Meros.

morosaurusnoun (n.) An extinct genus of large herbivorous dinosaurs, found in Jurassic strata in America.

morusnoun (n.) A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.

mosasaurusnoun (n.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles allied to the lizards, but having the body much elongated, and the limbs in the form of paddles. The first known species, nearly fifty feet in length, was discovered in Cretaceous beds near Maestricht, in the Netherlands.

mososaurusnoun (n.) Same as Mosasaurus.

paleosaurusnoun (n.) A genus of fossil saurians found in the Permian formation.

palinurusnoun (n.) An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass

papyrusnoun (n.) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.
 noun (n.) The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.
 noun (n.) A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum.

pentamerusnoun (n.) A genus of extinct Paleozoic brachiopods, often very abundant in the Upper Silurian.

phoenicopterusnoun (n.) A genus of birds which includes the flamingoes.

phosphorusnoun (n.) The morning star; Phosphor.
 noun (n.) A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, translucent waxy substance, having a characteristic disagreeable smell. It is very active chemically, must be preserved under water, and unites with oxygen even at ordinary temperatures, giving a faint glow, -- whence its name. It always occurs compined, usually in phosphates, as in the mineral apatite, in bones, etc. It is used in the composition on the tips of friction matches, and for many other purposes. The molecule contains four atoms. Symbol P. Atomic weight 31.0.
 noun (n.) Hence, any substance which shines in the dark like phosphorus, as certain phosphorescent bodies.

pleiosaurusnoun (n.) Same as Pliosaurus.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH PETRUS (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 5 Letters (petru) - Words That Begins with petru:



Rhyming Words According to First 4 Letters (petr) - Words That Begins with petr:


petralogynoun (n.) See Petrology.

petrarynoun (n.) An ancient war engine for hurling stones.

petreanadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to to rock.

petrenoun (n.) See Saltpeter.

petrelnoun (n.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family Procellaridae. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to Oceanites, Oceanodroma, Procellaria, and several allied genera.

petrescencenoun (n.) The process of changing into stone; petrification.

petrescentadjective (a.) Petrifying; converting into stone; as, petrescent water.

petrifactionnoun (n.) The process of petrifying, or changing into stone; conversion of any organic matter (animal or vegetable) into stone, or a substance of stony hardness.
 noun (n.) The state or condition of being petrified.
 noun (n.) That which is petrified; popularly, a body incrusted with stony matter; an incrustation.
 noun (n.) Fig.: Hardness; callousness; obduracy.

petrifactiveadjective (a.) Having the quality of converting organic matter into stone; petrifying.
 adjective (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, petrifaction.

petrificadjective (a.) Petrifying; petrifactive.

petrificationnoun (n.) See Petrifaction.
 noun (n.) Fig.: Obduracy; callousness.

petrifyingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Petrify

petrineadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to St.Peter; as, the Petrine Epistles.

petrogalenoun (n.) Any Australian kangaroo of the genus Petrogale, as the rock wallaby (P. penicillata).

petroglyphicadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to petroglyphy.

petroglyphynoun (n.) The art or operation of carving figures or inscriptions on rock or stone.

petrographicadjective (a.) Alt. of Petrographical

petrographicaladjective (a.) Pertaining to petrography.

petrographynoun (n.) The art of writing on stone.
 noun (n.) The scientific description of rocks; that department of science which investigates the constitution of rocks; petrology.

petrohyoidadjective (a.) Pertaining to petrous, oe periotic, portion of the skull and the hyoid arch; as, the petrohyoid muscles of the frog.

petrolnoun (n.) Petroleum.

petrolatumnoun (n.) A semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin layers, and somewhat fluorescent. It is used as a bland protective dressing, and as a substitute for fatty materials in ointments.

petroleumnoun (n.) Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by pressure of the gas attending it. It consists of a complex mixture of various hydrocarbons, largely of the methane series, but may vary much in appearance, composition, and properties. It is refined by distillation, and the products include kerosene, benzine, gasoline, paraffin, etc.

petroleurnoun (n. f.) Alt. of Petroleuse

petroleusenoun (n. f.) One who makes use of petroleum for incendiary purposes.

petrolinenoun (n.) A paraffin obtained from petroleum from Rangoon in India, and practically identical with ordinary paraffin.

petrologicadjective (a.) Alt. of Petrological

petrologicaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to petrology.

petrologistnoun (n.) One who is versed in petrology.

petrologynoun (n.) The department of science which is concerned with the mineralogical and chemical composition of rocks, and with their classification: lithology.
 noun (n.) A treatise on petrology.

petromastoidadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the petrous and mastoid parts of the temporal bone, periotic.

petromyzontnoun (n.) A lamprey.

petronelnoun (n.) A sort of hand cannon, or portable firearm, used in France in the 15th century.

petrosalnoun (n.) A petrosal bone.
 noun (n.) The auditory capsule.
 adjective (a.) Hard; stony; petrous; as, the petrosal bone; petrosal part of the temporal bone.
 adjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the petrous, or petrosal, bone, or the corresponding part of the temporal bone.

petrosilexnoun (n.) Felsite.

petrosiliciousadjective (a.) Containing, or consisting of, petrosilex.

petrostearinenoun (n.) A solid unctuous material, of which candles are made.

petrousadjective (a.) Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone.
 adjective (a.) Same as Petrosal.


Rhyming Words According to First 3 Letters (pet) - Words That Begins with pet:


petnoun (n.) A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
 noun (n.) Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
 noun (n.) A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness.
 adjective (a.) Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory.
 verb (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.
 verb (v. i.) To be a pet.

pettingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pet

petalnoun (n.) One of the leaves of the corolla, or the colored leaves of a flower. See Corolla, and Illust. of Flower.
 noun (n.) One of the expanded ambulacra which form a rosette on the black of certain Echini.

petaledadjective (a.) Having petals; as, a petaled flower; -- opposed to apetalous, and much used in compounds; as, one-petaled, three-petaled, etc.

petaliferousadjective (a.) Bearing petals.

petaliformadjective (a.) Having the form of a petal; petaloid; petal-shaped.

petalineadjective (a.) Pertaining to a petal; attached to, or resembling, a petal.

petalismnoun (n.) A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans by which they banished for five years a citizen suspected of having dangerous influence or ambition. It was similar to the ostracism in Athens; but olive leaves were used instead of shells for ballots.

petalitenoun (n.) A rare mineral, occurring crystallized and in cleavable masses, usually white, or nearly so, in color. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia.

petalodynoun (n.) The metamorphosis of various floral organs, usually stamens, into petals.

petaloidadjective (a.) Petaline.

petaloideousadjective (a.) Having the whole or part of the perianth petaline.

petalostichanoun (n. pl.) An order of Echini, including the irregular sea urchins, as the spatangoids. See Spatangoid.

petalousadjective (a.) Having petals; petaled; -- opposed to apetalous.

petalumnoun (n.) A petal.

petarnoun (n.) See Petard.

petardnoun (n.) A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.

petardeernoun (n.) Alt. of Petardier

petardiernoun (n.) One who managed a petard.

petasusnoun (n.) The winged cap of Mercury; also, a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat worn by Greeks and Romans.

petauristnoun (n.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.

petechiaenoun (n. pl.) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.

petechialadjective (a.) Characterized by, or pertaining to, petechiae; spotted.

peternoun (n.) A common baptismal name for a man. The name of one of the apostles,
 verb (v. i.) To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; -- used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out.

peteringnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peter

peterelnoun (n.) See Petrel.

petereronoun (n.) See Pederero.

petermannoun (n.) A fisherman; -- so called after the apostle Peter.

petershamnoun (n.) A rough, knotted woolen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats; also, a coat of that material.

peterwortnoun (n.) See Saint Peter's-wort, under Saint.

petiolaradjective (a.) Alt. of Petiolary

petiolaryadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to petiole, or proceeding from it; as, a petiolar tendril; growing or supported upon a petiole; as, a petiolar gland; a petiolar bud.

petiolateadjective (a.) Alt. of Petiolated

petiolatedadjective (a.) Having a stalk or petiole; as, a petioleate leaf; the petiolated abdomen of certain Hymenoptera.

petiolenoun (n.) A leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting the blade with the stem. See Illust. of Leaf.
 noun (n.) A stalk or peduncle.

petioledadjective (a.) Petiolate.

petiolulateadjective (a.) Supported by its own petiolule.

petiolulenoun (n.) A small petiole, or the petiole of a leaflet.

petitadjective (a.) Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty.

petitionnoun (n.) A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
 noun (n.) A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
 verb (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
 verb (v. i.) To make a petition or solicitation.

petitioningnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Petition
 noun (n.) The act of presenting apetition; a supplication.

petitionaryadjective (a.) Supplicatory; making a petition.
 adjective (a.) Containing a petition; of the nature of a petition; as, a petitionary epistle.

petitioneenoun (n.) A person cited to answer, or defend against, a petition.

petitionernoun (n.) One who presents a petition.

petitornoun (n.) One who seeks or asks; a seeker; an applicant.

petitoryadjective (a.) Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating.

petongnoun (n.) See Packfong.

pettichapsnoun (n.) See Pettychaps.

petticoatnoun (n.) A loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist.

pettifoggingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pettifog
 noun (n.) Pettifoggery.
 adjective (a.) Paltry; quibbling; mean.

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH PETRUS:

English Words which starts with 'pe' and ends with 'us':

pearlaceousadjective (a.) Resembling pearl or mother-of-pearl; pearly in quality or appearance.

pectoriloquousadjective (a.) Pectoriloquial.

pectousadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, pectose.

pectusnoun (n.) The breast of a bird.

pecuniousadjective (a.) Abounding in money; wealthy; rich.

pedaneousadjective (a.) Going on foot; pedestrian.

pedestriousadjective (a.) Going on foot; not winged.

pedetentousadjective (a.) Proceeding step by step; advancing cautiously.

pediculousadjective (a.) Pedicular.

pediculusnoun (n.) A genus of wingless parasitic Hemiptera, including the common lice of man. See Louse.

pedigerousadjective (a.) Bearing or having feet or legs.

pedimanousadjective (a.) Having feet resembling hands, or with the first toe opposable, as the opossums and monkeys.

pedipalpousadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the pedipalps.

pedipalpusnoun (n.) One of the second pair of mouth organs of arachnids. In some they are leglike, but in others, as the scorpion, they terminate in a claw.

pegasusnoun (n.) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration.
 noun (n.) A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.
 noun (n.) A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.

pemphigusnoun (n.) A somewhat rare skin disease, characterized by the development of blebs upon different part of the body.

pendulousadjective (a.) Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.
 adjective (a.) Wavering; unstable; doubtful.
 adjective (a.) Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper part of the ovary.

pennaceousadjective (a.) Like or pertaining to a normal feather.

pennigerousadjective (a.) Bearing feathers or quills.

pentacoccousadjective (a.) Composed of five united carpels with one seed in each, as certain fruits.

pentacrinusnoun (n.) A genus of large, stalked crinoids, of which several species occur in deep water among the West Indies and elsewhere.

pentadelphousadjective (a.) Having the stamens arranged in five clusters, those of each cluster having their filaments more or less united, as the flowers of the linden.

pentagonousadjective (a.) Pentagonal.

pentagynousadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of the order Pentagyna; having five styles.

pentahedrousadjective (a.) Pentahedral.

pentamerousadjective (a.) Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to the Pentamera.

pentandrousadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Pentadria; having five stamens.

pentapetalousadjective (a.) Having five petals, or flower leaves.

pentaphyllousadjective (a.) Having five leaves or leaflets.

pentaspermousadjective (a.) Containing five seeds.

pentastichousadjective (a.) Having, or arranged in, five vertical ranks, as the leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree.

penuriousadjective (a.) Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.
 adjective (a.) Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
 adjective (a.) Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.

peplusnoun (n.) An upper garment worn by Grecian and Roman women.
 noun (n.) A kind of kerchief formerly worn by Englishwomen.

peptogenousadjective (a.) Capable of yielding, or being converted into, peptone.

perdulousadjective (a.) Lost; thrown away.

perfidiousadjective (a.) Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as, a perfidious friend.
 adjective (a.) Involving, or characterized by, perfidy.

pergamenousadjective (a.) Alt. of Pergamentaceous

pergamentaceousadjective (a.) Like parchment.

pericarditusnoun (n.) Inflammation of the pericardium.

perichaetousadjective (a.) Surrounded by setae; -- said of certain earthworms (genus Perichaetus).

periculousadjective (a.) Dangerous; full of peril.

perigynousadjective (a.) Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.

perilousadjective (a.) Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.
 adjective (a.) Daring; reckless; dangerous.

peripatusnoun (n.) A genus of lowly organized arthropods, found in South Africa, Australia, and tropical America. It constitutes the order Malacopoda.

peripetalousadjective (a.) Surrounding, or situated about, the petals.

peripterousadjective (a.) Peripteral.
 adjective (a.) Feathered all around.

peristeromorphousadjective (a.) Like or pertaining to the pigeons or Columbae.

peristeropodousadjective (a.) Having pigeonlike feet; -- said of those gallinaceous birds that rest on all four toes, as the curassows and megapods.

peritomousadjective (a.) Cleaving in more directions than one, parallel to the axis.

peritropousadjective (a.) Peritropal.

perjuriousadjective (a.) Alt. of Perjurous

perjurousadjective (a.) Guilty of perjury; containing perjury.

perlaceousadjective (a.) Pearly; resembling pearl.

perlousadjective (a.) Perilous.

perniciousadjective (a.) Quick; swift (to burn).
 adjective (a.) Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.

perseusnoun (n.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danae, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.
 noun (n.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula.

perspicaciousadjective (a.) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.
 adjective (a.) Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.

perspicuousadjective (a.) Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque.
 adjective (a.) Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous statements.

perstreperousadjective (a.) Noisy; obstreperous.

pertinaciousadjective (a.) Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate; as, pertinacious plotters; a pertinacious beggar.
 adjective (a.) Resolute; persevering; constant; steady.

pervicaciousadjective (a.) Obstinate; willful; refractory.

perviousadjective (a.) Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.
 adjective (a.) Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
 adjective (a.) Capable of penetrating or pervading.
 adjective (a.) Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.

pessulusnoun (n.) A delicate bar of cartilage connecting the dorsal and ventral extremities of the first pair of bronchial cartilages in the syrinx of birds.

pesterousadjective (a.) Inclined to pester. Also, vexatious; encumbering; burdensome.

pestiferousadjective (a.) Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies.
 adjective (a.) Noxious to peace, to morals, or to society; vicious; hurtful; destructive; as, a pestiferous demagogue.

pestilentiousadjective (a.) Pestilential.

petulcousadjective (a.) Wanton; frisky; lustful.

pellagrousadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or affected with, or attendant on, pellagra; as, pellagrous insanity.

pelorusnoun (n.) An instrument similar to a mariner's compass, but without magnetic needles, and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken, esp. such as cannot be taken by the compass.