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Marco Polo1

Syllabification: Mar·co Po·lo
Pronunciation: /ˌmärkō ˈpōlō
 
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( Circa 1254-circa 1324), Italian traveler. With his father and uncle he traveled to China and the court of Kublai Khan via central Asia (1271–75). He eventually returned home (1292–95) via Sumatra, India, and Persia. His account of his travels spurred the European quest for the riches of the East.

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Marco Polo2

Syllabification: Mar·co Po·lo
Pronunciation: /ˌmärkō ˈpōlō
 
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chiefly US

noun

A game of tag played in a swimming pool, lake, etc., in which one player, with eyes shut or blindfolded, tries to locate and catch the others by shoutingMarco” and listening to their response of “Polo”: they play Marco Polo in the backyard pool
More example sentences
  • From Marco Polo to Sharks and Minnows, these are the 10 tested, tried & true pool games we all played as kids.
  • I noticed the following sign displayed prominently on its fence: "No Marco Polo allowed in this pool."
  • The game of Marco Polo, like a lot of childhood games, is both about finding a home and about catching prey.

Origin

1960s: from Marco Polo1 (the reason is unclear).

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