An example of ala is this airplane wing.
- Ala is French and is defined as prepared in a certain way or for a particular person.
An example of ala used as an adjective is in the phrase "chicken ala king," which means chicken for a king, typically a chicken cooked in a cream sauce with green peppers, mushrooms and red peppers.
- The definition of an ala is a wing like structure.
An example of an ala is the wing of an airplane.
- Zool. a wing
- a winglike structure, as a lobe of the ear or a side petal of a butterfly-shaped corolla
Origin of alaL, a wing: see aileron
- Zoology A wing or winglike structure or part.
- Anatomy A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone.
- Botany The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or either one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
Origin of alaLatin &amacron;la, wing.
(plural alae or alæ)
- (zoology) A wing or winglike structure.
- (anatomy) A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
- (botany) The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
- (architecture) In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.
Originated 1730–40 from Latin āla (“wing”).
- (colloquial) Alternative form of a la.
From French à la, by way of its English derivation a la.