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2014-11-25 12:27:30

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov.

2014-07-28 23:05:48

Piper Shores has been awarded a prestigious A- credit rating from Fitch Ratings, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) designated by the U.S.

2014-04-09 08:32:48

Blacksumac's Piper to Complement iControl's Existing Connected Home Platform Portfolio REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-03-26 23:33:39

“Black Pepper Health Benefits”, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of black pepper, and some reasons to love it. Seattle,

2014-03-13 23:00:28

Sapphire, “The World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club,” is the leader in champagne sales in Las Vegas and has the largest champagne selection of any nightclub/gentlemen's club in the world.

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot.

2014-01-08 00:21:40

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb AUSTIN, Texas, Jan.

Pepper Spice May Offer Treatment For People With Chronic Pain
2013-09-11 13:39:21

Scientists looking into why Szechuan pepper causes a tingling sensation have discovered the Asian spice may help patients with chronic pain.

2013-07-18 23:17:35

Jill Johnson CEO of Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership speaks with Piper Kerman about the need for educational opportunities for prison inmates and those newly released. New


Latest Piper Reference Libraries

Black Pepper, Piper nigrum
2014-02-15 08:34:58

Piper nigrum is a flowering vine species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Black Pepper. The species belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is indigenous to south India; however the plant is widely cultivated worldwide. The fruit, often referred to as its drupe, is sought after and dried. The spice or seasoning is used as the common, table black pepper. To date, Vietnam produces the largest amount of pepper, exporting 34% of the entire world’s pepper supply. P. nigrum may be...

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Seba's Short-tailed Bat, Carollia perspicillata
2012-06-28 21:07:53

Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) is native to South and Central America, and it was one of the most widespread of bat species in that range. It prefers to live in habitats with arid deciduous and moist evergreen forests. It will roost in colonies numbering between 10 and 100 individuals within hollow trees, caves, and tunnels. Its main diet consists of over 50 species of fruits, but it will also consume insects and pollen. Seba’s short-tailed bat is listed on the IUCN Red...

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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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