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EtymologyEdit

From Old French pelote (small ball), from Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila (ball).

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NounEdit

pellet (plural pellets)

  1. A small, compressed, hard chunk of matter.
    a pellet of wood, paper, or ore
  2. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
  3. Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
  4. (heraldry) A roundel sable (black circular spot; also called ogress).
  5. One of the short conductive tubes in a Pelletron particle accelerator.

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VerbEdit

pellet (third-person singular simple present pellets, present participle pelleting, simple past and past participle pelleted)

  1. To form into pellets.
    Synonym: pelletize
  2. To strike with pellets.

Further readingEdit

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

pellet

  1. Nominative plural form of pelle.

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

pellet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of pellen.

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NounEdit

pellet m (plural pellets)

  1. pellet (projectile)