from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a breed of beige-colored sheep developed in the United States, raised for meat and wool and valued for their hardiness and frequent lambing.


poly- (from its having been bred from multiple breeds) + pay1 (from its good return on labor and investment).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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