poach verb to cook something, e.g. eggs without their shells, or fish, in gently boiling liquid poached egg noun a shelled egg, yolk intact, placed in acidulated water just below simmering point for about three minutes until set then carefully removed pod noun a container for several seeds, e.g. a pea pod or bean pod point-of-sale noun a shop or other place where a food product is sold. Abbreviation POS
polenta noun in Italian cooking, fine yellow maize meal cooked to a mush with water or stock, sometimes set, sliced and served baked or fried poliomyelitis, polio noun a severe infectious viral disease, usually affecting children or young adults, that inflames the brain stem and spinal cord, sometimes leading to loss of voluntary movement and muscular wasting pollo-vegetarian noun a person who will not eat red meat but will eat poultry and fish poly- prefix more than one, or more than normal polyalcohol noun same as polyol polyavitaminosis noun an illness caused by a deficiency of more than one vitamin polychlorinated biphenyl noun a contaminant in fish. Abbreviation PCB
polycosanol noun a supplement extract of plant waxes that is reputed to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol polydextrose noun a bulking agent used in reduced-calorie and low-calorie foods polydipsia noun an unusually intense thirst polymixin noun a type of antibiotic that is active against coliform bacteria polyneuropathy noun serious nerve damage caused by dietary deficiencies or alcoholism polyol noun an alcohol that contains more than two hydroxyl groups, e.g. glycerol. Also called polyalcohol polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate noun > E432 polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate noun > E433 polyoxyethylene sorbitan monopalmitate noun > E434 polyoxyethylene sorbitan monostearate noun > E435 polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate noun > E436 polypeptide noun a type of protein formed of linked amino acids
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