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pip in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpippip1 /pɪp/ noun [countable] British English  1 HBPa small seed from a fruit such as an apple or orange an apple pip Have these oranges got pips in?2 SOUNDa high note that is part of a series of short sounds, used for example on the radio to show the time, or on a public telephone line to show that your money has almost finished syn beep American English The pips are going so I’d better say goodbye.3 old-fashionedPMA one of the stars on the shoulders of the coats of army officers that shows their rank
Examples from the Corpus
pipDot wondered about the apple tree growing from a pip.The Doctor placed the remainder of the apple in his mouth and proceeded to eat the core, stalk and pips.Each pip a seed, each seed a growth, each growth - life.Fruit pips are seeds, so try growing your miniature trees from these.Alter the pips, the news came on.In the centre was a large round circle enclosing the pips.Most volcanic rocks contain some phenocrysts - they are a bit like the pips in raspberry jam.Next, the pips of the computer dialing.