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poly

  

      n   pl   , polys  
Informal      short for       polytechnic  


poly-  
      combining form  
1    more than one; many or much  
polyhedron     
2    having an excessive or abnormal number or amount  
polycythaemia     
     (from Greek polus much, many; related to Old English fela many)  
roly-poly  
      adj  
1    plump, buxom, or rotund  
      n   pl   , -lies  
2      (Brit)   a strip of suet pastry spread with jam, fruit, or a savoury mixture, rolled up, and baked or steamed as a pudding  
3    a plump, buxom, or rotund person  
4      (Austral)      an informal name for       tumbleweed  
     (C17: apparently by reduplication from roly, from roll)  
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