palea
noun (plural paleae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, chaff — more at pallet Date: 1753 1. one of the chaffy scales on the receptacle of many composite plants 2. the upper bract that with the lemma encloses the flower in grasses • paleal adjective

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  • PALEA — vel quod palô ventiletur, vela Pale frugum inventrice, vel a Patulo, vel a Graeco πάλλειν dicta, quantumcumque vilis, Providentiam tamen Dei efficaciter arguit: Unde Lucilius Vaninus Italus, qui scriptô de Arcanis Naturae librô Naturam omnium… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Palea — Pa le*a, n.; pl. {Pale[ae]} ( [=e]). [L., chaff.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) The interior chaff or husk of grasses. (b) One of the chaffy scales or bractlets growing on the receptacle of many compound flowers, as the Coreopsis, the sunflower,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palĕa — (lat.), die Blütenspelzen der Gräser, auch Deckblätter der Kompositen und Spreublätter der Farne. Paleae haemostaticae, s. Farnhaar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • palea — [pā′lē ə] n. pl. paleae [pā′lēē΄] [ModL < L, chaff < IE base * pel , to cover, a skin > FELL4, FILM] 1. the upper, or inner, thin, membranous bract enclosing the flower in grasses 2. PALE2 (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • Palea — Infobox Settlement official name = Palea other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank emblem type = blank emblem… …   Wikipedia

  • palea — n.; pl. paleae [L. palea, chaff] (ANNELIDA: Polychaeta) A broad flattened seta used for burrowing …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • Palea — Als Palea bezeichnet man in der Botanik: das Spreublatt von Korbblütlern die Vorspelze der Poaceae die Spreuschuppen von Farnen Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Palea — Pa|lea die; , Paleen <aus lat. palea »Spreu«>: 1. Spreuschuppe od. Spreublatt bei Korbblütlern u. Farnen (Bot.). 2. Blütenspelze der Gräser (Bot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pálea — ► sustantivo femenino 1 BOTÁNICA Órgano foliáceo que envuelve la flor de las plantas gramíneas. 2 BOTÁNICA Escama estrecha que existe en el receptáculo que acoge las flores en algunas plantas compuestas. * * * ► femenino AGRICULTURA Glumela …   Enciclopedia Universal

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