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palinode a poem whose contents retract something stated in a previous poem. [2 definitions]
palisade a tall strong fence of pointed stakes. [3 definitions]
pall1 a heavy cloth covering for a funeral casket, hearse, or tomb. [3 definitions]
pall2 to become boring or distasteful; cause weariness.
palladic of or containing tetravalent palladium.
Palladium a statue of Athena, esp. one placed at the citadel of Troy as divine protection for the city. [2 definitions]
palladium a chemical element that has forty-six protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a dense, malleable, corrosion-resistant silver-white solid metal, used esp. as a catalyst and in alloys. (symbol: Pd)
palladous of or containing divalent palladium.
pallbearer one of several persons who carry or accompany the casket at a funeral.
pallet1 a small or temporary bed, or mattress stuffed with straw.
pallet2 a movable, usu. wooden platform on which freight goods are moved or stored. [2 definitions]
palliate to lessen the effect of; make less severe, esp. without curing. [2 definitions]
palliative tending or acting to relieve or palliate. [2 definitions]
pallid pale or whitened; lacking color. [2 definitions]
pallium a cloak worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome; himation. [3 definitions]
pall-mall a popular seventeenth-century game in which a boxwood ball was struck with a mallet in order to drive it through an iron ring at the end of a playing alley. [2 definitions]
pallor unnatural paleness, esp. of the face.
palm1 the inner surface of the hand, between the wrist and the base of the fingers. [4 definitions]
palm2 any of numerous mainly tropical evergreen plants, usu. an unbranched tree having a crown of large divided leaves, or fronds. [3 definitions]
palmate shaped like a hand with the fingers extended and spread, as various natural forms such as leaves. [2 definitions]
palm crab a large land-dwelling crab of the South Pacific that feeds on coconuts.