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potholder a pad or mitten made of thick material used to handle cooking and baking utensils when they are too hot to touch.
potion a mixture for drinking that is supposed to have special powers. A potion may heal, do magic, or be a poison.
Potomac a river of the eastern United States. It flows from West Virginia along the border of Washington, D.C., and into the Atlantic Ocean.
pottage a thick soup of vegetables, often with meat.
potter a person who makes pottery.
pottery plates, bowls, pots, and other items made of clay.
pouch a sturdy bag or sack of any size that is used to carry things. [2 definitions]
poultry chickens, turkeys, and other birds that are raised for their meat and eggs.
pounce to jump or swoop down in order to grab or take something. [2 definitions]
pound1 to strike over and over with heavy blows. [4 definitions]
pound2 a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces or 453.592 grams. (abbreviated: lb.) [2 definitions]
pound3 a shelter for keeping stray animals.
pour to cause to flow in a steady stream. [2 definitions]
pout1 to show unhappy feelings with an expression of the face. When children pout, they often push out their lips.
poverty the condition of being poor; a lack of money.
POW a person who has been taken prisoner by the enemy during a war. "POW" is an abbreviation of "prisoner of war."
pow a word used to suggest the loud sound of a shot, blow, or explosion. [2 definitions]
powder a mass of fine, loose grains that are made when a solid material has been ground or crushed. [5 definitions]
powdered sugar sugar that has been ground very fine so that it has become a white powder. Powdered sugar is often used in icing for decorating cakes and other sweet baked things.
power the ability to act, cause, or function. [7 definitions]
powerful having or able to use power or force.