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pollee one that is asked questions in a poll.
pollen the fine-grained powder that a flowering plant produces which, when transferred to another plant of the same species, fertilizes that plant's seeds.
pollinate to transfer pollen to; fertilize the seeds of with pollen.
polling place a place where people cast their votes in an election; polling station.
polling station a place where votes are cast in an election; polling place.
polliwog a frog or toad larva in its water-dwelling stage, when it has a tail and gills; tadpole.
pollster a person who conducts a public survey of facts or opinions, esp. one whose occupation is conducting polls.
poll tax a tax levied on a person, rather than a piece of property, as a prerequisite for voting.
pollutant something that pollutes, esp. a waste substance that makes air, water, or land impure or unhealthy; contaminant.
pollute to make dirty, unpleasant, or unhealthy, esp. by infusing with waste material. [3 definitions]
polluted made unclean, impure, unhealthy, or corrupt; contaminated.
pollution the act or process, or an instance, of polluting. [3 definitions]
Pollux a yellow star in the constellation Gemini, having a magnitude of 1.1.
Pollyanna in an early twentieth-century novel by Eleanor H. Porter, the heroine and title character, who is always happy and optimistic. [2 definitions]
polo a game played on horseback by two teams of three or four members each who use long-handled mallets to drive a small wooden ball into the opponent's goal.
polonaise a slow, stately dance of Polish origin, consisting mainly of a promenade. [2 definitions]
polonium a chemical element that has eighty-four protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally in many highly toxic radioactive isotopes. (symbol: Po)
polo shirt a pullover sport shirt of knitted cotton or a cotton blend, usu. having a soft collar and a button placket.
poltergeist a supernatural presence that manifests itself by making noises and causing objects to move.
poltroon a despicable coward.
poly- many; several. [2 definitions]