Pi"per (?), n. [L.]

See Pepper.


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Pip"er (?), n.

1. Mus.

One who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe.

"The hereditary piper and his sons."


2. Zool. (a)

A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.


A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts.

To pay the piper, to bear the cost, expense, or trouble.


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