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The meaning of this word varies by dictionary. TL glosses the term as ‘ein Vogel’ and the MED sub god
glosses the Bibb and Fem2 citations with ‘?a kind of fly, ?a kind of bird’ and sub red as ‘a kind of stinging insect; ?a botfly’. The DEAF groups the word with paillevole, meaning ‘brin de paille (qui s’envole)’. Its inclusion in a list of birds is suggestive of an avian identification, but the ME glosses suggest some type of insect. It may be that the initial portion of the word could be understood as ‘pale’ or palé ‘striped’ while the second half of the word could refer to voler1 ‘to fly’ or perhaps should be read as nolas in ME ‘head’.