[ puh-yair-uh; Spanish paw-ye-rah ]
/ pəˈyɛər ə; Spanish pɔˈyɛ rɑ /
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noun, plural pol·le·ras [puh-yair-uhz; Spanish paw-ye-rahs]. /pəˈyɛər əz; Spanish pɔˈyɛ rɑs/.
a very colorful costume worn by women during fiestas in Latin American countries.
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Origin of pollera
First recorded in 1760–65; from American Spanish pollera “skirt, overskirt, poultry yard, chicken coop, (baby) walker,” derivative of pollo “chicken,” from Latin pullus “chicken, young animal”; see pullet
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