noun, plural pa·le·ae [pey-lee-ee]. /ˈpeɪ liˌi/.
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Origin of palea
OTHER WORDS FROM paleapa·le·a·ceous [pey-lee-ey-shuhs], /ˌpeɪ liˈeɪ ʃəs/, pa·le·ate [pey-lee-it, ‐eyt], /ˈpeɪ li ɪt, ‐ˌeɪt/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for palea
Pareah (Palea) seems to have been the principal instrument in bringing about this fatal disaster.A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook|David Samwell
The fourth glume and its palea adhere together by their margins.
Grain is free and enclosed by the hardened fourth glume and its palea.
On the other face of the grain which is towards the palea, the hilum is seen at the base.
The grain is oblong, free within the hardened glume and its palea.