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Pollard

Postby Grogie » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:44 pm

I learned this very interesting word today in the ''Word For The Wise'' section at m-w.com. It can mean, respectively, a hornless animal, a type of coarse wheat bran or a coin of foreign origin.
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Re: Pollard

Postby Stargzer » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:35 pm

Grogie wrote:I learned this very interesting word today in the ''Word For The Wise'' section at m-w.com. It can mean, respectively, a hornless animal, a type of coarse wheat bran or a coin of foreign origin.


Pollard
NOUN: 1. A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots. 2. An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns.
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: pol·lard·ed, pol·lard·ing, pol·lards
To convert or make into a pollard.
ETYMOLOGY: From poll.


Actually that would be not just a hornless animal but a de-horned animal. A rabbit, for instance, could not be a pollard, unless one counts its relative, the jackalope (Lepus temperamentalis). :wink:

Other famous and infamous Pollards:

Michael J.

A Spy

And others

Poll would make a good GWOTD, too.
Regards//Larry

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Postby Grogie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:05 am

Wonderful information Larry. Thanks.
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