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Pelican
Pelicans


 

Pelican – (n) A large web-footed bird of the  tropical and warm regions, with a large pouch under the lower bill for catching and holding fish.

Pesticide (n) – a substance used to prevent or destroy insects.

Phosphate rock (n) - a sedimentary rock containing calcium phosphate. Florida has some of the most extensive deposits of phosphate rocks in the world. Very important in the manufacturing of fertilizer.

Physics (n) – the science of matter and energy and their interaction.

Plant (n) – a living organism with a certain cell structure that doesn’t have the ability to move or feel.

Pollen (n) – the natural fertilizer found in flowering plants.

Pollution (n) – Contamination of air, soil, or water by the discharge of harmful substances.

Pond (n) – a small body of water that is completely surrounded by land.

Precipitation (n) – water that falls to the Earth as rain, snow, hail, sleet.