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Definition of P communis

P communis
Porpoise Por"poise, n. [OE. porpeys, OF. porpeis, literally, hog fish, from L. porcus swine + piscis fish. See Pork, and Fish.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any small cetacean of the genus Phoc[ae]na, especially P. communis, or P. phoc[ae]na, of Europe, and the closely allied American species (P. Americana). The color is dusky or blackish above, paler beneath. They are closely allied to the dolphins, but have a shorter snout. Called also harbor porpoise, herring hag, puffing pig, and snuffer. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A true dolphin (Delphinus); -- often so called by sailors. Skunk porpoise, or Bay porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a North American porpoise (Lagenorhynchus acutus), larger than the common species, and with broad stripes of white and yellow on the sides. See Illustration in Appendix.

Meaning of P communis from wikipedia

- P. communis may refer to: Panorpa communis, the common scorpionfly, a species of scorpionfly native to Western Europe Pyrgus communis, the common checkered-skipper...
- pear (P. communis subsp. communis) is thought to be descended from two subspecies of wild pears, categorized as P. communis subsp. pyraster (syn. P. pyraster)...
- "Candidatus Pelagibacter", with the single species "Ca. P. communis", was isolated in 2002 and given a specific name, although it has not yet been described...
- Panorpa communis, the common scorpionfly, is a species of scorpionfly. This species is native to Europe (mostly) and Northern Asia. These scorpionflies...
- spoilage. Myrtus communis berries are also macerated in alcohol to make Mirto liqueur. This species and the more compact M. communis subsp. tarentina...
- caucasica (syn. P. communis subsp. caucasica) are thought to be the ancestors of the cultivated European pear (Pyrus communis subsp. communis). Both the wild...
- Ricinus communis L. – at Purdue University Castor beans – at Purdue University Ricinus communis (castor bean) at Cornell University Ricinus communis in Wildflowers...
- Juniperus communis 'Compressa' Juniperus communis 'Green ****' (prostrate shrub) Juniperus communis 'Hibernica' (Irish juniper) Juniperus communis 'Repanda'...
- named Flammula californica var. communis by Cleland and Steel in 1918, its varietal epithet being the Latin adjective communis "common". Australian mycologist...
- spring. Two subspecies are identified: G. communis subsp. communis G. communis subsp. byzantinus (Mill.) A. P. Ham. In cultivation the latter has gained...