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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pou is a Catalan surname; a topographic name for someone who lived by a well, pou ‘well’ (Latin puteus ‘well’, ‘pit’).

"Pou" may refer to:

  • The New Orleans physician at the center of the Anna Pou case
Pou (video game)

Pou is a virtual pet game for BlackBerry, iOS and Android developed and published by Paul Salameh (listed as Zakeh on the Google Play Store). It features a rounded, triangular alien character whose default color is brown. In the game the character can be fed, cleaned, exercised, suited, and put to sleep. There are also mini games within the app and coins can be earned to purchase costumes, decorations, and modifications of the game environment by playing the mini game or by reaching the achievements. It is somewhat similar to Tamagotchi, a fad game that required caring for a simulated creature. It can also interact with other Pous by visiting them when the game is connected to the internet or play games with other Pous as opponent via selected mini games which as Pou-vs-Pou (PvP) capability the game connectivity is either Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even via Internet. It has user account in order to save and back-up the game progress state, in case the device is cleared. The last game progress can be resumed by logging in the user's account. The user can also transfer Pou from one device to another regardless of platform by logging out his/her account from the device and logging in to other device; however the application version must be same between the two devices.

With the success of the game, it has been copied using the name Mou on Windows Phone.

Usage examples of "pou".

Cokles or Oisters, in their shelles, and they doe burne them and grinde them, and after they are burned they remaine like Lime, verie small grounde, and they take the leves of the Coca, and they chawe them in their Mouthes, and as they goe champing, they goe mingling with it of that pouder made of the shelles in suche sorte, that they make it like to a Paste, taking lesse of the pouder than of the Hearbe, and of this Paste they make certaine smalle Bawles rounde, and they put them to drie, and when they will use of them, they take a little Ball in their mouthe, and they chawe hym: passing hym from one parte to an other, procuring to conserve hym all that they can, and that beyng doen, they doe retourne to take an other, and so they goe, using of it all the tyme that they have neede, whiche is when they travaill by the waie and especially if it be by waies where is no meate, or lacke of water.