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Poly \Po"ly\, n. [L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr. ?.] (Bot.) A whitish woolly plant ( Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiat[ae], found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus. [Spelt also poley.]

Poly mountain. See Poly-mountain, in Vocabulary.


Etymology 1 a. (context UK dialect English) Without horns; polled. Etymology 2

n. (context botany English) (alternative form of poly English)


Poley may refer to:

  • Poley, a town in Andalucia, Spain during the Moorish suzerainty, now called Aguilar de la Frontera
  • Poley, Germany a municipality in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Robert Poley
  • Ted Poley (1964- ), rock singer and drummer
  • Thomas Poley, Tudor-era English politician
  • Polis, plural poleis, Greek city state, the plural is sometimes pronounced 'poley'

Usage examples of "poley".

To their surprise, Poley and his men land in the middle of the North Vietnamese regulars, who turn and fight their pursuers.

During the heavy fighting, Poley suffers serious wounds on 70 percent of his body.

An assistant machine gunner with the 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, Poley suffered serious wounds during the heavy fighting at LZ X-Ray.

Poley and his platoon are aboard a flight of assault helicopters in pursuit of what everyone thinks are the retreating North Vietnamese troops.

I think Poley Andrews down at Cooder's market thinks I've gone nuts - I bought every battery he had in stock, and then I went to Augusta for more.

Assume you — Frizer — are sitting wedged between Poley and Skeres and Marlowe is pommeling you about the head with the dagger's hilt.