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noun pe·lo·ta \pə-ˈlō-tə\

Definition of pelota

  1. 1 :  a court game related to jai alai

  2. 2 :  the ball used in jai alai

Origin and Etymology of pelota

Spanish, from Old French pelote little ball — more at pellet

First Known Use: 1807

Rhymes with pelota

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