Definition of paleaceous in US English:

paleaceous

adjective

Botany
  • Covered with or having paleae; chaffy..

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Ward (1578–1652), clergyman and compiler of a law code for Massachusetts. Either from classical Latin palea chaff + -aceous, or from post-classical Latin paleaceus (although this is first attested later: 1686 or earlier) + -ous.

Pronunciation

paleaceous

/peɪlɪˈeɪʃəs/