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Pi·per

(pī'pĕr),
E.B., U.S. obstetrician-gynecologist, 1881-1935. See: Piper forceps.

pip·er

(pī'pĕr),
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]

Piper

(pī′pĕr) [L.]
Genus of plants that produce pepper. The species Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces black pepper.
References in classic literature ?
Piper has a good deal to say, chiefly in parentheses and without punctuation, but not much to tell.
I get thinking sometimes if the Pied Piper is really dead, or if he may not still be roaming up and down our streets and lanes, but playing now so softly that only the children hear him.
As in the governing precedence of Peter Piper, alleged to have picked the peck of pickled pepper, it was held physically desirable to have evidence of the existence of the peck of pickled pepper which Peter Piper was alleged to have picked; so, in this case, it was held psychologically important to know why Miss Landless's brother threw a bottle, knife, or fork-or bottle, knife, AND fork-- for the cook had been given to understand it was all three--at Mr.
Nor I either, uncle,'' said Wamba; ``I greatly fear we shall have to pay the piper.
Rivers story flows back and forth through time from before Pipers tragic end to after.