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Meaning of CHELA

Pronunciation:  'keelu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
  2. [n]  a Hindu disciple of a swami
 

CHELA is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: claw, nipper, pincer
 
 See Also: appendage, crustacean, extremity, Hindoo, Hindu, member

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Che"la\, n.; pl. {Chel[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw.]
    (Zo["o]l.)
    The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida.
    
    
  2. \Che"la\, n. [Hind. ch[=e]la, orig., slave, fr. Skr.
    c[=e][.t]a, c[=e][.t]aka, slave, servant.]
    In India, a dependent person occupying a position between
    that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple
    or novice. -- {Che"la*ship}, n.
    
    
 

 

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