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poison ivy a North American plant with shiny leaves in groups of three and white berries. If it touches the skin, poison ivy can cause an itchy rash. [2 definitions]
poisonous filled with or containing poison. [3 definitions]
poke to push or jab with a thin or sharp object. [6 definitions]
poke fun at to tease.
poker1 a pointed metal rod for stirring up a fire.
poker2 a card game in which players bet on the value of the cards in their hands.
Poland a country in central Europe. Warsaw is the capital of Poland.
polar of or having to do with the North Pole or South Pole of the earth.
polar bear a large bear with thick white fur that lives in arctic areas.
Polaris a bright star in the constellation Ursa Minor; North Star.
Pole a person who was born in or is a citizen of Poland.
pole1 a long, round post or rod made of metal, wood, or some other material.
pole2 either end of a planet's, moon's, or star's axis. [2 definitions]
polecat a small mammal with dark fur, a long body, and short legs. Polecats are a kind of weasel. They live in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Domesticated polecats are called ferrets. In North America, a kind of wild polecat is also called a ferret. [2 definitions]
polestar a bright star in the constellation Ursa Minor; Polaris; North Star.
pole vault an athletic event in which a person uses a long pole to leap over a bar set high above the ground.
police a department of a town, city, or state government that has the power to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and keep order. [3 definitions]
police department an agency of the government whose purpose is to enforce the law and protect citizens and property from harm. In the United States, the head of a police department is a Chief of Police.
policeman a man who is a member of a police force.
police officer a person who is a member of a police force.
police station the office of the police within a certain area.