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pol·ka dot

(pō′kə, pōl′kə)
n.
1. One of a number of dots or round spots forming a pattern, as on cloth.
2. A pattern or fabric with such dots.

polka dot

n
1. (Textiles) one of a pattern of small circular regularly spaced spots on a fabric
2. (Textiles)
a. a fabric or pattern with such spots
b. (as modifier): a polka-dot dress.
[C19: of uncertain origin]

pol′ka dot`

(ˈpoʊ kə)

n.
1. a dot or round spot repeated to form a pattern, esp. on a textile fabric.
2. a pattern of such dots or something having such a pattern.
[1880–85, Amer.]
pol′ka-dot`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polka dot - design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spotspolka dot - design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
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