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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Poa is a genus of about 500 species of grasses , native to the temperate regions of both hemispheres. Common names include meadow-grass (mainly Europe and Asia ), bluegrass (mainly North America ), tussock (some New Zealand species), and speargrass . "Poa" ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. Any grass of the genus ''Poa''.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poa \Po"a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? grass.] (Bot.) A genus of grasses, including a great number of species, as the kinds called meadow grass , Kentucky blue grass , June grass , and spear grass (which see).

Usage examples of poa.

Among these a priest called Poa collected a number of small gold images of Kwan-tai to the value of fifty thousand pounds, and fled with them to England.

Fearful of being tortured for sacrilege if he told the truth, Poa wrote in Chinese characters a description of the whereabouts of the treasure in London, and placed the paper in the interior of a small jade idol, with diamond eyes, which stood in the Kwan-tai Temple in the Street of the Water Dragon.

My uncle did some service for Poa, who, out of gratitude, told him the secret.

When your greatnesses found the confession of the evil priest Poa that he had stolen the gods, and had confided the secret of their whereabouts to the jade image of Kwan-tai, you ordered your unworthy slave to search and find the treasure, so that it should be restored to the temple in the Street of the Water Dragon.