Biol. a helmet-shaped part, esp. of a corolla or calyx
Origin of galeaModern Latin from L, a helmet: probably from Classical Greek gale?, a weasel, marten (hence, leather, hide, then article made of leather)
A helmet-shaped part, such as the upper petal of certain plants or part of the maxilla of an insect.
Origin of galeaLatin helmet
- algae, algæ