Crossword clues for palea
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Palea \Pa"le*a\, n.; pl. Pale[ae] (-[=e]). [L., chaff.]
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.
(Zo["o]l.) A pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap.
n. 1 (context botany English) The interior chaff or husk of grasses. 2 (context botany English) One of the chaffy scales or bractlets growing on the receptacle of many compound flowers, such as the sunflower. 3 (context zoology English) A pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap.
Usage examples of "palea".
The night before Cen had finally convinced Palea that he was who he said he was and that Maui would want to hear from him.
Bashae was on his way to gather fresh berries when he came upon Palea, returning from the direction of the Trevenici village.
Several months earlier when Vlad had wanted to kill Palea Dumont, their mother, Tat had been hard-pressed to get Andrei to agree to accompany her on a search for Vlad to try to dissuade him from killing her.
In a small, shamed voice, she told Palea about her relationship with Jason.
As she fell, Palea gripped her by her neck and lifted her off her feet again, squeezing her throat so tightly Deoctra barely had the strength to attempt to pry her fingers loose.
But even if she knew where he was and if he managed to come to her defense, she feared Palea would kill him in a rage.
She grew palea patchy pallor, which meant that her nerves were out of order.