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POLYPORUS, p[=o]-lip'or-us, _n._ a large genus of pore-bearing fungus, which grows on trees, from which amadou is prepared. [Gr. _polys_, many, _poros_, a passage.]

POLYPTERUS, p[=o]-lip'te-rus, _n._ a genus of Ganoid fishes of one species, in the Nile and elsewhere. [Gr. _polys_, many, _pteron_, a wing.]

POLYRHIZOUS, pol-i-r[=i]'zus, _adj._ possessing numerous rootlets.--Also POLYRH[=I]'ZAL.

POLYSCOPE, pol'i-sk[=o]p, _n._ a multiplying lens: (_surg._) an instrument for throwing light into cavities of the body.

POLYSEPALOUS, pol-i-sep'a-lus, _adj._ having the sepals separate from each other.

POLYSPERM, pol'i-sperm, _n._ a tree whose fruit contains many seeds.--_adjs._ POLYSPER'MAL, POLYSPER'MOUS, containing many seeds.

POLYSPOROUS, pol-i-sp[=o]'rus, _adj._ producing many spores.

POLYSTIGMOUS, pol-i-stig'mus, _adj._ having many carpels.

POLYSTOME, pol'i-st[=o]m, _n._ an animal with many mouths.--_adj._ POLYSTOM'ATOUS.

POLYSTYLE, pol'i-st[=i]l, _adj._ having many columns.--_adj._ POLYSTY'LOUS.

POLYSYLLABLE, pol'i-sil-a-bl, _n._ a word of many or of more than three syllables.--_adjs._ POLYSYLLAB'IC, -AL.--_ns._ POLYSYLLAB'ICISM, POLYSYLL'ABISM.

POLYSYLLOGISM, pol-i-sil'[=o]-jizm, _n._ a combination of syllogisms.--_adj._ POLYSYLLOGIS'TIC.

POLYSYMMETRICAL, pol-i-si-met'ri-kal, _adj._ divisible into exactly similar halves by more than one plane.--_adv._ POLYSYMMET'RICALLY.--_n._ POLYSYM'METRY.

POLYSYNDETON, pol-i-sin'de-ton, _n._ (_rhet._) figurative repetition of connectives or conjunctions.

POLYSYNTHETIC, -AL, pol-i-sin-thet'ik, -al, _adj._ made up of many separate elements: formed by the combination of many simple words, as words in the native languages of America.--_n._ POLYSYN'THESIS.--_adv._ POLYSYNTHET'ICALLY.--_ns._ POLYSYNTHET'ICISM, POLYSYN'THETISM, the character of being polysynthetic.

POLYTECHNIC, -AL, pol-i-tek'nik, -al, _adj._ comprehending many arts.--_n._ an exhibition of objects illustrating many arts: an institution in which many arts are taught.--_ns._ POLYTECH'NICS, the science of the mechanical arts; POLYTECH'NIQUE, or POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL, an industrial school in which the technical sciences that rest in great part upon a mathematical basis, such as engineering, architecture, &c., are taught. [Gr. _polys_, many, _techn[=e]_, an art.]

POLYTHALAMOUS, pol-i-thal'a-mus, _adj._ having many cells or chambers.

POLYTHEISM, pol'i-th[=e]-izm, _n._ the doctrine of a plurality of gods.--_v.i._ POL'YTHEISE, to adhere to, or conform to, polytheism.--_n._ POL'YTHEIST, a believer in many gods.--_adjs._ POLYTHEIST'IC, -AL.--_adv._ POLYTHEIST'ICALLY. [Gr. _polys_, many, _theos_, a god.]

POLYTOCOUS, p[=o]-lit'[=o]-kus, _adj._ producing many or several at a birth.

POLYTRICHUM, p[=o]-lit'ri-kum, _n._ a genus of mosses, widely distributed in north temperate and arctic countries.--_adj._ POLYT'RICHOUS, very hairy, densely ciliate. [Gr. _polys_, many, _thrix_, _thrichos_, hair.]

POLYTYPE, pol'i-t[=i]p, _n._ a cast or fac-simile of an engraving, matter in type, &c., produced by pressing a wood-cut or other plate into semi-fluid metal.--_v.t._ to reproduce by polytypage--also _adj._--_n._ POL'YTYPAGE, stereotyping by the above method.

POLYZOA, pol-i-z[=o]'a, a class of animals forming a crust on stones, shells, &c. under water:--_sing._ POLYZ[=O]'AN, POLYZ[=O]'ON.--_adjs._ POL'YZOAN, POLYZO[=A]'RIAL.--_ns._ POLYZO[=A]'RIUM, a compound polyzoan; POLYZ[=O]'ARY, the polypary or polypidom of a polyzoan.--_adjs._ POLYZ[=O]'IC, filled with imaginary animals, zoolatrous; POLYZ[=O]'oID, consisting of many zooids. [Gr. _polys_, many, _z[=o]on_, an animal.]

POLYZONAL, pol-i-z[=o]'nal, _adj._ composed of many zones or belts.

POMADE, po-m[=a]d', _n._ a preparation of fine inodorous fat, such as lard or suet, used instead of liquid oil for the hair--also POM[=A]'TUM.--_v.t._ to anoint with pomade. [Fr. _pommade_--It. _pomada_, _pommata_, lip-salve--L. _pomum_, an apple.]

POMANDER, p[=o]-man'd[.e]r, _n._ (_Shak._) a perfumed ball, or box containing perfumes, formerly supposed to ward off infection. [O. Fr.

_pomme d'ambre_, apple of amber.]

POME, p[=o]m, _n._ an apple or a fruit like an apple: a small globe of silver or the like, filled with hot water, on which in cold weather the priest at mass warms his numbed hands.--_n._ POM'ACE, the substance of apples or similar fruit: POM[=A]'CEae, a suborder of _Rosaceae_--the apple family--also POME'ae.--_adj._ POM[=A]'CEOUS, relating to, consisting of, or resembling apples: like pomace.--_ns._ POME'-CIT'RON, a variety of apple; POM'EROY, the king-apple; POME'-WA'TER (_Shak._), a sweet, juicy apple; POMICUL'TURE, pomology.--_adjs._ POMIF'EROUS (_bot._), pome-bearing, applied to all plants producing the larger fruits, as distinguished from berry-bearing; POMOLOG'ICAL.--_ns._ POMOL'OGIST; POMOL'OGY, the science of garden-fruits. [L. _pomum_, an apple.]

POMEGRANATE, pom'gran-[=a]t, _n._ a fruit much cultivated in warm countries, as large as a medium-sized orange, having a thick leathery rind filled with numerous seeds. [O. Fr. _pome grenate_--L. _pomum_, an apple, _granatum_, having many grains.]

POMERANIAN, pom-e-r[=a]'ni-an, _adj._ pertaining to _Pomerania_ in northern Prussia.--POMERANIAN, or SPITZ, DOG, a cross from the Eskimo dog, about the size of a spaniel, with a sharp-pointed face and an abundant white, creamy, or black coat.

POMFRET-CAKE, pom'fret-k[=a]k, _n._ a liquorice-cake. [_Pontefract_ in Yorkshire.]

POMMEL, pum'el, _n._ a knob or ball: the knob on a sword-hilt: the high part of a saddle-bow.--_v.t._ to beat as with a pommel, or with anything thick or heavy: to beat soundly: to bruise:--_pr.p._ pomm'elling; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ pomm'elled.--_adjs._ POMM'ELED, POMM'ELLED (_her._), having a rounded knob ending in a smaller one; POMM'ETTY, ending in a small knob, esp. of a cross--also POMM'ELe. [O. Fr. _pomel_ (Fr. _pommeau_)--L.

_pomum_, an apple.]

POMONA, pom-[=o]'na, _n._ the goddess of fruit and garden produce.

[L.--_pomum_, fruit, apple.]

POM-POM, pom-pom, _n._ the name given to a one-pounder quick-firing shell gun, from its sound.

POMP, pomp, _n._ a splendid procession: great show or display: ceremony: splendour: ostentation: grandeur.--_adv._ POMP[=O]'SO (_mus._), in a dignified style.--_adj._ POMP'OUS, displaying pomp or grandeur: grand: magnificent: dignified: boastful, self-important.--_adv._ POMP'OUSLY.--_ns._ POMP'OUSNESS, POMPOS'ITY. [Fr. _pompe_--L. _pompa_--Gr.

_pomp[=e]_--_pempein_, to send.]

POMPADOUR, pom'pa-d[=oo]r, _n._ an 18th-century head-dress, a fashion of dressing women's hair by brushing it up from the forehead and rolling it over a cushion: a corsage with low square neck: a pattern for silk, with leaves and flowers pink, blue, and gold. [Marquise de _Pompadour_, 1721-64.]

POMPEIAN, pom-p[=e]'an, _adj._ pertaining to _Pompeii_, a city buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., excavated since 1755.--_n._ POMPEI'AN-RED, a red colour like that on the walls of Pompeian houses.

POMPELMOOSE, pom'pel-m[=oo]s, _n._ the shaddock.--Also POM'PELMOUS, POM'PELO, PUM'ELO.

POMPHOLYX, pom'f[=o]-liks, _n._ a vesicular eruption chiefly on the palms and soles. [Gr.,--_pomphos_, a blister.]


POMPON, pom'pon, _n._ a tuft of feathers, &c., for a hat, the coloured woollen ball on the front of a shako. [Fr.]

PONCEAU, pon-s[=o]', _n._ a corn-poppy: corn-poppy colour.

PONCEAU, pon-s[=o]', _n._ a small bridge or culvert. [Fr.]

PONCHO, pon'ch[=o], _n._ a cloak worn by South American Indians, a blanket with a hole in the middle for the head: camlet or strong worsted.

POND, pond, _v.i._ (_Spens._) to ponder.

POND, pond, _n._ a pool of standing water.--_v.t._ to make into a pond.--_v.i._ to collect into a pond.--_ns._ PON'DAGE, the amount of water in a pond; POND'-LIL'Y, a plant of the aquatic genus _Nymphaea_; POND'-TUR'TLE, a terrapin, a mud turtle; POND'WEED, a common aquatic herb.

[From A.S. _pyndan_, to shut in, thus a doublet of _pound_, an enclosure.]

PONDER, pon'd[.e]r, _v.t._ to weigh in the mind: to think over: to consider.--_v.i._ to think (with _on_ and _over_).--_ns._ PONDERABIL'ITY, PON'DERABLENESS.--_adjs._ PON'DERABLE, that may be weighed: having sensible weight; PON'DERAL, ascertained by weight.--_ns._ PON'DERANCE, PONDER[=A]'TION, weight; PON'DERER, one who ponders.--_adv._ PON'DERINGLY.--_ns._ PON'DERLING, a thing of little weight; PON'DERMENT, the act of pondering.--_adj._ PON'DEROUS, weighty: massive: forcible: important: clumsy or unwieldy by reason of weight.--_adv._ PON'DEROUSLY.--_ns._ PON'DEROUSNESS, PONDEROS'ITY, weight: heaviness: heavy matter. [L. _ponder[=a]re_--_pondus_, _pond[)e]ris_, a weight.]

PONE, p[=o]n, _n._ (_U.S._) bread made from Indian corn.

PONENT, p[=o]'nent, _adj._ (_Milt._) western.

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