From a medieval spelling variant of Peter.

Proper noun


A surname.

An English barony.

(rare) A male given name from Ancient Greek, mostly transferred back from the surname.


• Peret, Peter, Prete, peert, peter, repet.


petre (uncountable)

(archaic) saltpetre


• Peret, Peter, Prete, peert, peter, repet.

Source: Wiktionary

Pe"tre, n.

Definition: See Saltpeter.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Contrary to popular belief, coffee beans are not technically beans. They are referred to as such because of their resemblance to legumes. A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit, often referred to as a cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit.

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