Ala meaning

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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.

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The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or either one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
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The definition of an ala is a wing like structure.

An example of an ala is the wing of an airplane.

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Alabama.
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A wing.
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A winglike structure, as a lobe of the ear or a side petal of a butterfly-shaped corolla.
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Alabama.
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American Library Association.
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A wing or winglike structure or part.
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A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone.
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The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or either one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
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(zoology) A wing or winglike structure.
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(anatomy) A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
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(botany) The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
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(architecture) In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.
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A wing or winglike structure or part.
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A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone.
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(colloquial) Alternative form of a la.
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Origin of ala

  • Latin āla wing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French à la, by way of its English derivation a la.

    From Wiktionary

  • Originated 1730–40 from Latin āla (“wing”).

    From Wiktionary