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

  • n. Polyester.
  • n. Polyethylene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Short form of polytechnic.
  • n. Short form of polyethylene (polythene).
  • n. Short form of polygon.
  • n. Abbreviation of polyester.
  • n. Short form of polyamory.
  • n. A polyamorous person.
  • adj. Made of polyethylene (polythene).
  • adj. polyamorous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of ger mander, Teucrium Polium, an aromatic herb of southern Europe. The name is also used for some other plants of the genus Teucrium.
  • n. An element in many compounds of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘many’ or ‘much.’


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