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ala (s), alae (pl)
1. Any winglike projection or structure.
2. The lateral petal of papilionaceous flowers.
3. Membranous expansion on some seeds.
4. Basal lobe of moss leaves.
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(Latin: wing)
(Latin: armpit; angle; borrowed directly from Latin ala which meant both "wing" and "the hollow under a wing or an arm")