(?), n. (Naut.) See 1st Pink.
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(?), n.;
pl. Pinn (#), E. Pinnas (#).
[L., a feather.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A leaflet of a pinnate leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate. (b) One of the primary divisions of a decompound leaf.
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2. (Zol.) One of the divisions of a pinnate part or organ.
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3. [L. pinna, akin to Gr. .] (Zol.) Any species of Pinna, a genus of large bivalve mollusks found in all warm seas. The byssus consists of a large number of long, silky fibers, which have been used in manufacturing woven fabrics, as a curiosity.
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4. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear. See Ear.
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