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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Po"ly
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.

Etymology: L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr. �

Wiktionary

Shortening of various words.

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

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

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

    poly was also found in the following language(s): French

    Notable Persons Named Poly

    Poly Styrene was a punk rock, new wave music, and downtempo musician. Her career lasted from 1976 to 2011. Poly was given the name Marianne Joan Elliott-Said on July 3rd, 1957 in Bromley, Kent, England. She passed away on April 25th, 2011.

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    Poly was a soccer player for the Americano Futebol Clube and Brazil national football team. Poly was born on December 21st, 1907 in Conceição de Macabu, Brazil. He left this life in 1986.

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    Poly Varghese is an indian classical music mohan veena/slide guitar player, mohan veena, and slide guitar. He plays Mohan veena. He was most active from 2000 to 2000. Poly was born on January 6th, 1970.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Poly

    Natasha Poly is a model. Natasha was given the name Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova on July 12th, 1985 in Perm.

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    Poly was a soccer player for the Americano Futebol Clube and Brazil national football team. Poly was born on December 21st, 1907 in Conceição de Macabu, Brazil. He left this life in 1986.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Poly U.S.
      White 68.66% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.64% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.73% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Poly

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    Fun Facts about the name Poly

    • How Popular is the name Poly? As a last name Poly was the 127,494th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Poly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Poly is Tuesday, June 15th, 1875.
    • How unique is the name Poly? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Poly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Poly: Your name in reverse order is Ylop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oply. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Poly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134 people with the last name Poly.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Poly? Poly is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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