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piper British & World English

A bagpipe player

Piper, John British & World English

(1903–92), English painter and decorative designer. He is best known for his watercolours and aquatints of buildings and for his stained glass in Coventry and Llandaff cathedrals

Piper in cubeb British & World English

A tropical shrub of the pepper family, which bears pungent berries

Maris Piper British & World English

A potato of a variety with creamy flesh and smooth oval tubers

Pied Piper British & World English

The hero of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a poem by Robert Browning (1842), based on an old German legend. The piper, dressed in particoloured costume, rid the town of Hamelin (Hameln) in Brunswick of rats by enticing them away with his music, and when refused the promised payment he lured away the town’s children in the same manner

Pied Piper New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

person who entices people to follow them

he who pays the piper calls the tune British & World English

The person who provides the money for something has the right to determine how it’s spent

a Pied Piper in Pied Piper British & World English

A person who entices people to follow them in a particular course of action

Piper betle in betel British & World English

The plant, related to pepper, from which betel leaves are taken

Piper nigrum in pepper British & World English

A climbing vine with berries that are dried as black or white peppercorns

Piper methysticum in kava British & World English

The Polynesian shrub from which kava is obtained

he who pays the piper calls the tune in pay1 British & World English

The person who provides the money for something has the right to determine how it’s spent