from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as palay
  • noun An abbreviated form of impala.
  • noun A thin layer of brain tissue, fancifully compared to the shape of a spade, at the extremity of the rima, which connects the cerebrum and the fimbriæ.
  • noun A Hawaiian name for syphilis.
  • noun The flattened and spade-like fore tarsus of certain insects, usually employed for swimming.
  • noun One of the nodules or ossicles in the mouth-parts of some starfishes, as brittle-stars, borne upon the torus angularis, moved by proper muscles, and collectively serving as teeth. More fully called pala angularis.
  • noun The conessi-bark (which see, under bark).

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  • noun a part of an insect's leg that is spade-shaped and can be used as a scoop for feeding


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