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a wing.
a winglike part, process, or expansion, as of a bone, shell, seed, or stem.
either of the two side petals of a flower in the legume family, as the pea.
(in an ancient Roman house) a small room, as an alcove, opening into a larger room or courtyard.
[hoo-seyn] /hʊˈseɪn/ (Show IPA), 1888–1964, Iranian statesman and diplomat: premier in 1951 and from 1955 to 1957.
American Library Association.
Associate in Liberal Arts.
Authors League of America.
Automobile Legal Association.
Historical Examples

At’ala, the name of a novel by François Auguste Chateaubriand.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

The accoutrement (ala) presumably was the addition of fittings.
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

Afterwards both window and door were walled up and the ala was turned into a wardrobe.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau

The fairy ala has probably had a lot to do with that trouble.
Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer

Whereupon the Soldan ala Eddin told him the whole circumstance.
The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca

ala (plural, al), a wing; the side-petals of a papilionaceous corolla, 92.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

But how has it come about that the fairy “ala” has gained such headway in this island of ours?
Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer

All the way to ala they would still be in the Emperor’s territory.
Clementina A.E.W. Mason

In spite of her starved condition, ala was an attractive child.
The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville

Will you, then, permit me to ask you what is the translation of ala e ala, word for word?
The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper

noun (pl) alae (ˈeɪliː)
(zoology) a wing or flat winglike process or structure, such as a part of some bones and cartilages
(botany) a winglike part, such as one of the wings of a sycamore seed or one of the flat petals of a sweet pea flower

ala a·la (ā’lə)
n. pl. a·lae (ā’lē)
A winglike or expanded structure or part, such as the external ear.

Ala abbr.

ALA (ā’ěl-ā’)
Delta-aminolevulinic acid; an intermediate in the biosynthesis of hematin formed from glycine and succinyl-coenzyme A.
alpha-linolenic acid
American Library Association
American Lung Association
Association for Laboratory Automation


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