a large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome.
a woolen vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops, consisting, in its present form, of a narrow ringlike band that rests on the shoulders, with two dependent bands or lappets, one in front and one behind.
pallium, or pall, a circular band of fabric worn around the neck over the chasuble.
The pallium is a layer of gray matter that lies on the surface of the forebrain.
The pallium is involved in multiple functions, including olfaction and spatial memory.
British Dictionary definitions for pallium
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə), -liums
a garment worn by men in ancient Greece or Rome, made by draping a large rectangular cloth about the body
(mainly RC Church) a woollen vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging from it front and back: worn by the pope, all archbishops, and (as a mark of special honour) some bishops
(anatomy) Also called mantle. the cerebral cortex and contiguous white matter