Definitions starting with P

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Poor Joe, Po' Joe, pojo

/pów jow/ [W Car.; Gul. idem from Vai po dzo heron (Turner 199) + folk etym?] n. the green heron, Butorides virescens: 1910 Ardea bahamensis. . ."Poor Joe" (Northrop 62). 1918 Be Pojoe (Poor Joe) come. She say his neck were too long (Parsons 49). cf. GAULIN (Gen.)

Tags: animal, bird, folk etymology, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-21 15:38
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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