What does palea mean?

Definitions for paleaˈpeɪ li ə; -liˌi

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Palea(noun)

    the interior chaff or husk of grasses

  2. Palea(noun)

    one of the chaffy scales or bractlets growing on the receptacle of many compound flowers, as the Coreopsis, the sunflower, etc

  3. Palea(noun)

    a pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap

  4. Origin: [L., chaff.]


  1. Palea

    Palea is a city in Equatorial Guinea. It is located in Annobón Province and has a population of 4433.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palea

    pā′lē-a, n. (bot.) a chaffy bract at the base of the florets in many Compositæ, also one of the inner scales of a grass-flower opposite the flowering glume: the throat-wattle, as in turkeys:—pl. Pā′leæ.—adj. Paleā′ceous (bot.), resembling, consisting of, or furnished with chaff: chaffy. [L. palea, chaff.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palea in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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