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- noun One of a number of dots or round spots forming a pattern, as on cloth.
- noun A pattern or fabric with such dots.
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- noun Any of a number of
uniformround dots, repeated to make a regular geometricpattern on a fabric
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- noun design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
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1871, US, named for polka dance, which was popular at the time (1840–1890). Numerous other products were named for the dance, but have not endured.
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