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Adj. a-plor-a-bul Describing roly-poly creatures that are both incredibly cute and a little grotesque, like shar-peis.  Usage: Strangers often oohed and aahed over Ava (2 years) and Ludo (11 months), as Gunnar pushed them in the double stroller, but though the babies were smiley and plump as muffins, they were more aplorable than adorable.