1. A superabundance; an excess.
2. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
[Late Latin plthra, from Greek, from plthein, to be full; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
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This year someone who shall remain nameless decided the sales were so good on the Turkeys she bought three, including one "fresh" one, we now have a plethora of fowl.
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