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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pie \Pie\, n. [F. pie, L. pica; cf. picus woodpecker, pingere to paint; the bird being perhaps named from its colors. Cf. Pi, Paint, Speight.] 1. (Zool.) (a) A magpie. (b) Any other species of the genus Pica, and of several allied genera. [Written also pye.] [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C. Ch.) The service book. [1913 Webster] 3. (Pritn.) Type confusedly mixed. See Pi. [1913 Webster] By cock and pie, an adjuration equivalent to "by God and the service book." --Shak. Tree pie (Zool.), any Asiatic bird of the genus Dendrocitta, allied to the magpie. Wood pie. (Zool.) See French pie, under French. [1913 Webster]