[ pot-bel-ee ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbɛl i /
noun, plural pot·bel·lies.
If you gain wisdom from staring at your belly button, it’s “omphaloskepsis.” Plus, “innie” and “outie” definedSome of us get squeamish at the sight of them. Some of us shoot studs into them. Some of us forget they are even there. No two are exactly alike — even for identical twins. The belly button is the scar on the abdomen that is caused when the umbilical cord, through which the mammalian fetus receives nourishment, is removed. Unlike other placental mammals, the …
Why Is Marijuana Also Called Pot?Weed. Mary Jane. Chronic. There are dozens of slang synonyms for marijuana. But one of the strangest is the word pot. How did the word for a common kitchen instrument become slang for marijuana? The origin of pot has nothing to do with the culinary tool. The word came into use in America in the late 1930s. It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya …
- potbellied pig,
- potbelly stove,
- potbelly wood,
Origin of potbelly
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Ventrosity, ven-tros′i-ti, n. the state of having a pot-belly.
/ (ˈpɒtˌbɛlɪ) /
noun plural -lies
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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[ pŏt′bĕl′ē ]
A protruding abdominal region.
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