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      n   pl   , -lis  
1    a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling almonds  
2      (Also called)    pili nut   the seed of this tree  
     (from Tagalog)  
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pili          [2]  
      pl n   sing   , pilus     (Bacteriol)   short curled hairlike processes on the surface of certain bacteria that are involved in conjugation and the attachment of the bacteria to other cells  
     (C20: from Latin: hairs)  

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