pela

noun
pe·​la | \ ˈpālə \
plural -s

Definition of pela

1 : chinese wax
2 : a scale (Ericerus pela) that secretes Chinese wax

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History and Etymology for pela

Chinese (Pekingese) pe2 la4, from pe2 white + la4 wax

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“Pela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pela. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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