[pee-lops, pel-ops] /ˈpi lɒps, ˈpɛl ɒps/
Classical Mythology. a son of Tantalus and Dione, slaughtered by his father and served to the Olympians as food; Hermes restored him to life and he later ruled over southern Greece, which was called Peloponnesus after him.
(Greek myth) the son of Tantalus, who as a child was killed by his father and served up as a meal for the gods
[puh-lawr-ee-uh, -lohr-] /pəˈlɔr i ə, -ˈloʊr-/ noun, Botany. 1. regularity of structure occurring abnormally in flowers normally irregular. /pɛˈlɔːrɪə/ noun 1. the abnormal production of actinomorphic flowers in a plant of a species that usually produces zygomorphic flowers
[pel-uh-rahyz] /ˈpɛl əˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), pelorized, pelorizing. Botany. 1. to affect with .
[puh-lawr-uh s, -lohr-] /pəˈlɔr əs, -ˈloʊr-/ noun, plural peloruses. Navigation. 1. a device for measuring in degrees the relative bearings of observed objects. /pɪˈlɔːrəs/ noun (pl) -ruses 1. a sighting device used in conjunction with a magnetic compass or a gyrocompass for measuring the relative bearings of observed points
[puh-loh-tuh; Spanish pe-law-tah] /pəˈloʊ tə; Spanish pɛˈlɔ tɑ/ noun, plural pelotas [puh-loh-tuh z; Spanish pe-law-tahs] /pəˈloʊ təz; Spanish pɛˈlɔ tɑs/ (Show IPA) 1. a Basque and Spanish game from which jai alai was developed. 2. the game of jai alai. 3. the ball used in pelota and jai alai. /pəˈlɒtə/ noun 1. any of various […]