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E.B., U.S. obstetrician-gynecologist, 1881-1935. See: Piper forceps.


Black pepper, the dried unripe fruit of Piper nigrum (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the East Indies; used as a condiment, diaphoretic, stimulant, and carminative, and locally as a counterirritant.
[L. pepper]


(pī′pĕr) [L.]
Genus of plants that produce pepper. The species Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces black pepper.
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Gould, an experienced senior executive with more than 20 years of leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing and general management, said that the strong foundation and exceptional accomplishments Piper has achieved under Bass' leadership place the company in an excellent position to grow and prosper.
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Prior to joining the Governor's cabinet, Gillette was a senior investment banker for Piper Jaffray from 1986 to 1991.
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The board of directors of Piper Capital Management also has been expanded.
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It is both surprising and encouraging that only three percent of industry executives surveyed expect a market downturn in the next 12 months," said Jay Epstien, US Real Estate Practice Chair for DLA Piper.