penny post


Definition of penny post

  1. 1a :  a postal system carrying a letter for a penny: (1) :  a system established in London about 1680 (2) :  the former system of Great Britain established in 1840 (3) :  a local mail service in colonial America carrying letters from post office to addressee b :  a mail carrier in such a system

  2. 2 :  a common American marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana)

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