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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pimple \Pim"ple\, n. [AS. p[imac]pelian to blister; cf. L. papula pimple.] 1. (Med.) Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle, whether going on to suppuration or not. "All eyes can see a pimple on her nose." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple. "A pimple that portends a future sprout." --Cowper. [1913 Webster]