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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a Hindu disciple of a swami;

2. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods;
[syn: claw, chela, nipper, pincer]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chela \Che"la\, n.; pl. Chel[ae]. [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw.] (Zool.) The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chela \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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chela n 1: a Hindu disciple of a swami 2: a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods [syn: claw, chela, nipper, pincer]