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Mar 14, 1999
This week's theme
Pi words to mark Pi Day

This week's words
piacular
picante
pizzicato
piddle
pianissimo
pissoir
pilose

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pilose

(PIE-loas) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio
also pilous (-luhs)

adjective: Covered with fine, soft hair.

[Latin pilosus, from pilus, hair.]

"Because the heavily forested blonds have thin hairs, and the less abundantly pilose redheads have thick, coarse hairs, the total weight of all the hairs on their heads is about the same."
Michael Segell: The Bald Truth About Hair; Esquire (New York); May 1994.

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