Main definitions of palar in English

: palar1palar2

palar1

adjective

  • Of the nature of, or resembling, a pale or stake. Now chiefly (Zoology): of or relating to the pali of a coral.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Gibbon (1629–1718), herald. From classical Latin pālāris consisting of or involving stakes from pālus + -āris.

Pronunciation

palar

/ˈpeɪlə/

Main definitions of palar in English

: palar1palar2

palar2

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the pala or palae of an (aquatic heteropteran) insect.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Thomas Southwood (b. 1931). From pala + -ar.

Pronunciation

palar

/ˈpeɪlə/