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pie1 British & World English

A baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry

pie2 British & World English

Used in names of birds that resemble the magpie, especially in having black-and-white plumage, e.g. tree pie

pie3 British & World English

A former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to one twelfth of an anna

pie English Thesaurus

their dreams of travel are pie in the sky

pie New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

composed type that has been jumbled

mud pie British & World English

Mud made into a pie shape by a child

pot pie British & World English

A savoury pie baked in a deep dish, typically with a top crust only

apple pie British & World English

A pie made with apples

chess pie British & World English

A type of pie filled with a mixture of eggs, butter, and sugar, to which nuts and fruits may be added

half-pie British & World English

Imperfect; mediocre

mince pie British & World English

A small round pie or tart containing sweet mincemeat, typically eaten at Christmas

pie chart British & World English

A type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole

pie crust British & World English

The baked pastry crust of a pie

pie-faced British & World English

Having a roundish face and typically a blank or stupid expression

pie hole British & World English

A person’s mouth

pie plate British & World English

A shallow metal or glass dish with sloping sides in which pies are baked

pie safe British & World English

A cupboard with doors featuring decorative pierced tin panels, originally designed to store pies after baking

pork pie British & World English

A raised pie made with minced, cooked pork, typically eaten cold

tree pie British & World English

A long-tailed tree-dwelling Asian crow, with blackish or brown and grey plumage

pie chart New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

graph with a circle divided into sectors

banoffi pie British & World English

A pie or tart made with toffee, bananas, and cream

cherry pie British & World English

A garden heliotrope with fragrant blue flowers

cottage pie British & World English

A dish of minced meat topped with browned mashed potato

custard pie British & World English

An open pie containing cold set custard

Eskimo pie British & World English

A bar of chocolate-coated ice cream

fidget pie British & World English

A savoury pie containing onions, apples, bacon, and sometimes potatoes

Scotch pie British & World English

A meat pie traditionally made with minced mutton, round in shape with a raised pastry rim

shoo-fly pie British & World English

A rich tart made of treacle baked in a pastry case with a crumble topping

whoopie pie British & World English

A small round cake with a chewy texture, consisting of two flattish halves, typically chocolate, sandwiched together with a creamy filling

shepherd's pie British & World English

A dish of minced meat under a layer of mashed potato

stargazy pie British & World English

A kind of fish pie traditionally made in Cornwall, with the heads of the fish appearing through the crust

Key lime pie British & World English

A custard pie made with the juice of Key limes

nice as pie British & World English

Extremely pleasant or polite

pork-pie hat British & World English

A hat with a flat crown and a brim turned up all round

apple-pie bed British & World English

A bed which, as a practical joke, has been made with one of the sheets folded back on itself so that a person’s legs cannot be stretched out

eat humble pie British & World English

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation

apple-pie order British & World English

Perfect order or neatness

black bottom pie British & World English

Pie with a bottom layer of chocolate cream or custard and a contrasting top layer, usually of whipped cream

Boston cream pie British & World English

A round, two-layer cake that is filled with custard or cream and frosted, usually with chocolate

pie in the sky British & World English

Used to describe or refer to something that is pleasant to contemplate but is very unlikely to be realized

Mississippi mud pie British & World English

A type of rich mousse-like chocolate cake

a piece of the pie British & World English

A share of an amount of money or business available to be claimed or distributed


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