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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pica \Pi"ca\, n. [L. pica a pie, magpie; in sense 3 prob. named from some resemblance to the colors of the magpie. Cf. Pie magpie.] 1. (Zool.) The genus that includes the magpies. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, such as clay, chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia. Syn: allotriophagy. [1913 Webster] 3. (R. C. Ch.) A service-book. See Pie. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Print.) A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English. [1913 Webster] Note: Pica is twice the size of nonpareil, and is used as a standard of measurement in casting leads, cutting rules, etc., and also as a standard by which to designate several larger kinds of type, as double pica, two-line pica, four-line pica, and the like. [1913 Webster] Small pica (Print.), a size of type next larger than long primer, and smaller than pica. [1913 Webster]