Definitions for paleaceous-ˈeɪ ʃəs; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•le•aˈpeɪ li ə; -liˌi(n.)(pl.)-le•ae

  1. the upper or inner membranous bract of the pair that envelops each floret in a grass spike.

    Category: Botany

Origin of palea:

1745–55; < NL; L: chaff

pa`le•a′ceous-ˈeɪ ʃəs; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt(adj.)pa′le•ate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paleaceous(adj)

    chaffy; resembling or consisting of paleae, or chaff; furnished with chaff; as, a paleaceous receptacle


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