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pe·an

 (pē′ən)
n.
Variant of paean.
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pean

(ˈpiːən)
n
(Historical Terms) a less common US spelling of paean

pean

(piːn)
n
(Heraldry) heraldry a fur of sable spotted with or
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pean - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
2.pean - a formal expression of praise
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
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