2. Hence, a short, insignificant person; a dwarf.
3. One of a race of Central African Negritos found chiefly in the great forests of the equatorial belt. They are the shortest of known races, the adults ranging from less than four to about five feet in stature. They are timid and shy, dwelling in the recesses of the forests, though often on good terms with neighboring Negroes.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Pygmies are pygmies still, though perched on Alps.Young.
And pyramids are pyramids in vales.
Py`go*bran"chi*a(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. pugh` the rump + a gill.] (Zol.) A division of opisthobranchiate mollusks having the branchi in a wreath or group around the anal opening, as in the genus Doris.
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