polly

[ pol-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl i /

noun, plural pol·lies.

a tame parrot.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called poll, poll parrot .

Origin of polly

Generic use of Polly

Definition for polly (2 of 2)

Polly
[ pol-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl i /

noun

a female given name, form of Mary.
a common name for a parrot.
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British Dictionary definitions for polly

polly
/ (ˈpɒlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

an informal word for politician
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