pellet [pel′it]
[ME pelote < OFr < VL * pilotta, dim. of L pila, a ball, orig., knot of hair: see PILE2]
1. a little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
a) a crude projectile of stone, etc., as used in a catapult or early cannon
b) a bullet or an imitation bullet
c) any of various pieces of small, usually lead, shot
1. to make pellets of
2. to shoot or hit with pellets

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  • pellet — mid 14c., from O.Fr. pelote small ball (11c.), from V.L. *pilotta, dim. of L. pila ball, perhaps originally ball of hair, from pilus hair …   Etymology dictionary

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