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Pa"le*a (?), n.; pl. Paleae (-&emac;). [L., chaff.]

1. Bot. (a)

The interior chaff or husk of grasses.


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

2. Zool.

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


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