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 for p
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  P \P\ (p[=e]),
     the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal
     consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into
     which language the letter was brought, through the ancient
     Greek, from the Ph[oe]nician, its probable origin being
     Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f,
     and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient,
     receive. See B, F, and M.
     [1913 Webster] See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 247,
     248, and 184-195.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Labial \La"bi*al\, n.
     1. (Phonetics) A letter or character representing an
        articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the
        lips, as b, p, w.
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     2. (Mus.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue
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     3. (Zool.) One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish
        or reptile.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mute \Mute\, n.
     1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
        unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
        (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
            early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
        (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
        (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
        (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
            selected for his place because he can not speak.
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     2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
        letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
        formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
        passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.
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     3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
        material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
        position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
        in order to deaden or soften the tone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family
           that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as
           organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive
           and occurs in several allotropic forms [syn: phosphorus,
           P, atomic number 15]
      2: the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: P, p]

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