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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large flat-bottomed trading boat peculiar to the river Ganges in India.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large flat-bottomed trading boat peculiar to the river Ganges; -- called also puteli.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as puteli.

Etymologies

Hindi (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We're told it's heading then to the Mediterranean and points unknown with 25,000 troops in its entire patela (ph).

    CNN Transcript Sep 20, 2001

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