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 (pē′ə-rō′, pyĕ-rō′)
A character in French pantomime, dressed in a floppy white outfit.

[French, diminutive of the name Pierre, Peter, from Old French, from Latin Petrus.]


(ˈpɪərəʊ; French pjɛro)
1. (Theatre) a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
2. (usually not capital) a clown or masquerader so made up


(ˌpi əˈroʊ; Fr. pyɛˈroʊ)

n., pl. -rots (-ˈroʊz; Fr. -ˈroʊ)
a male character in certain French pantomimes having a whitened face and wearing a loose white costume.
[1735–45; < French, diminutive of Pierre Peter]
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Noun1.Pierrot - a male character in French pantomimePierrot - a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face


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When coupled with an impressive safety profile, these results are simply outstanding," said Prof Laurent Pierot MD PhD, Head of the Department of Radiology, Maison Blanche Hospital, Reims, France, who presented the data at the SFNR meeting.
The dominant trees included Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica), Pierot willow (Salix pier otii), Dahurian birch (Betula dahurica), Manchurian walnut (Juglans mandshurica), large leaf Chinese ash (Fraxinus rhynchophylla), and Japanese elm (Ulmus japonica).
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Once again the director was Rudolf Waltr, who also played the role of Harlequin, with Zdenka Grafova as Coumbine, Antonin Turek as Pierot, Otto Cermak as the Doctor and Marie Walrova as Death.