Definitions for plethoraˈplɛθ ər ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pleth•o•raˈplɛθ ər ə(n.)

  1. overabundance; excess.

  2. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.

Origin of plethora:

1535–45; < NL < Gk plēthṓra fullness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassment(noun)

    extreme excess

    "an embarrassment of riches"

Wiktionary

  1. plethora(Noun)

    An excessive amount or number; an abundance.

    The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.

  2. plethora(Noun)

    An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plethora(noun)

    overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia

  2. Plethora(noun)

    state of being overfull; excess; superabundance

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