1560s. From Pole + land, from German Pole, singular of Polen, from Polish Polanie ("Poles"), from sla-pro *poľane, plural of *poľaninъ ("field dweller"), from *poľe ("field") + *-ěninъ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂-. Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpəʊ.lənd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpoʊ.lənd/
Proper noun
  1. A country in Eastern or Central Europe (varies with sources). Official name: Republic of Poland.
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