Paleaceous
Paleaceous Pa`le*a"ceous, a. [L. palea chaff.] (Bot.) Chaffy; resembling or consisting of pale[ae], or chaff; furnished with chaff; as, a paleaceous receptacle. [1913 Webster]

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  • paleaceous — pa·le·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • paleaceous —   a. chafflike …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • paleaceous — |pālē|āshəs adjective Etymology: New Latin palea + English aceous : covered with or resembling chaffy scales …   Useful english dictionary

  • palea — paleaceous / ay sheuhs/, paleate / it, ayt /, adj. /pay lee euh/, n., pl. paleae / lee ee /. 1. a chafflike scale or bract. 2. the scalelike, membranous organ in the flowers of grasses that is situated upon a secondary axis in the axil of the… …   Universalium

  • Paleous — Pa le*ous, a. [L. palea chaff.] Chaffy; like chaff; paleaceous. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palea — /ˈpeɪliə/ (say payleeuh) noun (plural paleae /ˈpeɪlii/ (say payleeee)) 1. a chaff like scale or bract. 2. the scale like, membranous organ in the flowers of grasses which is situated upon a secondary axis in the axil of the flowering glume and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chaff|y — «CHAF ee, CHAHF », adjective. 1. full of chaff. 2. consisting of chaff. 3. Figurative. like chaff; worthless. 4. Botany. paleaceous …   Useful english dictionary

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