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
The fourth glume is nearly half or a little more than half of the third glume, narrower, paleate; palea is elliptic.
Grain is oblong to ellipsoidal free within the glume and its palea.
Palea canary yellow to light-brown, lanceolate with Fig. 60.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward
The third glume is similar to the second, paleate; palea is lanceolate and short.
The palea is as long as the glume, 2-toothed or not at the apex.