Origin of potbelly
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Ventrosity, ven-tros′i-ti, n. the state of having a pot-belly.
- a protruding or distended belly
- a person having such a belly
- US and Canadian a small bulbous stove in which wood or coal is burned
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Word Origin and History for pot-belly
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- A protruding abdominal region.
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