||Pa"le*a (?), n.; pl.
Paleæ (-ē). [L., chaff.]
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, etc.
2. (Zoöl.) A pendulous process of
the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a