Translation of pellet in Spanish:

pellet

Pronunciation: /ˈpelət; ˈpelɪt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of bread, paper) bolita (feminine)
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    • Today I noticed that as soon as I dropped a few of the smelly fish food pellets into the water they started to fight over them.
    • Wiley and three co-workers pour 10 metric tons of food pellets into the pens each day and monitor the fish with underwater video cameras to see when they stop eating.
    • To give one example, a red pellet could contain substances such as potassium perchlorate and strontium carbonate, besides pitch as fuel and starch as binder.
    1.2 [Zoology/Zoología] (of regurgitated food) bola (feminine); (feces) cagadita (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Prey is often swallowed whole, and the fur, feathers, and bones are later regurgitated in pellets.
    • Since the mid-1980s, his team has been studying a great skua breeding colony, analyzing bones and feathers in pellets that skuas cough up after feeding.
    • Indigestible materials like fur, feathers and insect exoskeletons, if swallowed, are regurgitated in a pellet.
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    • For the rabbit scent, two to three fecal pellets were placed in the runway within 20 cm on either side of the tile.
    • These specialized fertilizers include compost and processed animal manure pellets.
    • Some tunnels are hollow, with walls consolidated by a mucous secretion; others are packed with fecal pellets, indicating that the animal was eating its way through the sediment.
    1.3 (ammunition) perdigón (masculine)
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    • These can be easily missed or confused with wounds from shot gun pellets or small caliber bullets.
    • The same cannot be said for shotgun pellets, bullets, snares or traps.
    • The police responded by firing rubber bullets, wooden pellets, and tear gas into the crowd.

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