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{n: California single-leaf pinyon, Pinus californiarum} very small tree similar to Rocky mountain pinon but having a single needle per fascicle; similar to Parry's pinyon in range



{n: Parry manzanita, Arctostaphylos manzanita} erect treelike shrub forming dense thickets and having drooping panicles of white or pink flowers and red berrylike drupes; California

{n: Parry's penstemon, Penstemon parryi} erect stems with pinkish-lavender flowers in long interrupted clusters; Arizona

{n: Parry's pinyon, Pinus quadrifolia, Pinus parryana} five-needled pinon of southern California and northern Baja California having (sometimes three-needled or four-needled showing hybridization from Pinus californiarum)

{n: counterpunch, parry, counter} a return punch (especially by a boxer)

{n: parry} (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

{n: riposte} (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge

{v: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep} avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
"He dodged the issue"
"she skirted the problem"
"They tend to evade their responsibilities"
"he evaded the questions skillfully"

{v: parry, block, deflect} impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
"block an attack"


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