5 letter word starting with pu

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pubes noun The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty., Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region., The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.
pubic adjective Of or pertaining to the pubes; in the region of the pubes; as, the pubic bone; the pubic region, or the lower part of the hypogastric region. See Pubes., Of or pertaining to the pubis.
pubis noun The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; sharebone; pubic bone.
pucel noun See Pucelle.
pudgy adjective Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand.
pudic adjective Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
puing present participle & vb. noun of Pue
puffy adjective Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor., Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.
pugil noun As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.
puked imp. & past participle of Puke
puker noun One who pukes, vomits., That which causes vomiting.
pulas noun The East Indian leguminous tree Butea frondosa. See Gum Butea, under Gum.
puled imp. & past participle of Pule
puler noun One who pules; one who whines or complains; a weak person.
pulex noun A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See Flea.
pulli plural of Pullus
pulpy noun Like pulp; consisting of pulp; soft; fleshy; succulent; as, the pulpy covering of a nut; the pulpy substance of a peach or a cherry.
pulse noun Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc., The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries., Any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion, regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation; impulse; beat; movement., To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb., To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.
punch noun A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; — specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc., The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show., A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick., One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch., To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow., A thrust or blow., A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die., An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly., A prop, as for the roof of a mine., To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
pungy noun A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.
punic adjective Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians., Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.
punka noun A machine for fanning a room, usually a movable fanlike frame covered with canvas, and suspended from the ceiling. It is kept in motion by pulling a cord.
punto noun A point or hit.
punty noun See Pontee.
pupas plural of Pupa
pupal adjective Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.
pupil noun The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris., A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor., A person under a guardian; a ward., A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.
puppy noun The young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp., A name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person., To bring forth whelps; to pup.
pured adjective Purified; refined.
puree noun A dish made by boiling any article of food to a pulp and rubbing it through a sieve; as, a puree of fish, or of potatoes; especially, a soup the thickening of which is so treated.
purge verb t. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous., To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner., To clarify; to defecate, as liquors., To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape., To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime., To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal., To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; — often followed by away., To become pure, as by clarification., To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic., The act of purging., That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
purim noun A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman.
purre noun The dunlin.
purse noun A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie., Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse., A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse., A specific sum of money, In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters., In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans., To put into a purse., To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit., To steal purses; to rob.
pursy adjective Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence.
pusil adjective Very small; little; petty.
pussy noun A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl., A catkin of the pussy willow., The game of tipcat; — also called pussy cat., See Pursy.
putid adjective Rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless. Jer. Taylor.
putry adjective Putrid., Putage.
putty noun A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, — used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes., To cement, or stop, with putty.