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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap. [1913 Webster]