Main definitions of palay in US English:

: palay1palay2

palay1

noun

SE Asian
  • Rice that has not been husked.

    ‘her husband harvested only three sacks of palay’

Origin

Tagalog.

Pronunciation

palay

/ˈpæleɪ//ˈpalā/

Main definitions of palay in US English:

: palay1palay2

palay2

noun

  • The African rubber vine Cryptostegia grandiflora (family Asclepiadaceae), a woody twining plant containing a milky latex, widely cultivated in the tropics and a serious weed in northern Australia. More fully "palay rubber" and "palay rubber vine".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From Tamil pālai plant with milky sap.

Pronunciation

palay

/ˈpæleɪ//ˈpalā/