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palisade

palisade

(noun) - a wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier

palmetto

(noun) - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves

Patriots

(noun) - name the colonists of the British thirteen colonies, who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution, called themselves

pellagra

(noun) - a vitamin deficiency disease most commonly caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B3) in the diet

peninsula

(noun) - a piece of land that extends into a body of water. Examples include most of the state of Florida and the peninsula that includes the city of Charleston.

phosphate

(noun) -  rocks formed from the fossilized remains of sea creatures found in areas once covered by oceans. In South Carolina, phosphates were used as fertilizers to extend the life of crops and were mined in the late 1800s.

Piedmont

(noun) - the northern half of South Carolina where rolling hills mark the transition of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the flatter Coastal Plain; characterized by industry, agriculture and forestry, and sometimes referred to as the "upcountry"

place

(noun) - a location having distinctive characteristics that give it meaning and character and distinguish it from other locations

plantation

(noun) - a large farm, usually worked by slaves that produced cash crops for sale

planter

(noun) - the person who owned a plantation and the enslaved people doing the work

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