See also: poly-

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of various words.

NounEdit

poly (plural polys)

  1. polytechnic.
  2. polyethylene (polythene)
  3. (chiefly computer graphics) polygon
  4. (uncountable) polyester
    a cotton-poly blend
  5. (chiefly informal) polyamory
  6. (chiefly informal) A polyamorous person.

AdjectiveEdit

poly (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly informal) polyamorous

Etymology 2Edit

Latin polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

poly

  1. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the order Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean.

Usage notesEdit

  • The name, with various prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.

Derived termsEdit

  • poly-mountain

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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