palisade

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EtymologyEdit

From French palissade, from Old French, from Old Provençal palissada, from palissa (stake), from Gallo-Romance *pālīcea, from Latin pālus (stake).

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NounEdit

palisade (plural palisades)

  1. A long, strong stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other sharpened.
  2. A wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier
  3. A line of cliffs
  4. (biology) An even row of cells. e.g.: palisade mesophyll cells.

Derived termsEdit

  • palisade worm

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VerbEdit

palisade (third-person singular simple present palisades, present participle palisading, simple past and past participle palisaded)

  1. (transitive, usually in the passive) To equip with a palisade.
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