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Definition of "ala" []

  • Zoology A wing or winglike structure or part. (noun)
  • Anatomy A flat, winglike anatomic process or part, especially of bone. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ala" in a sentence
  • ""Andrew was certainly skilled enough to contribute positively to any wrestling card but Andrew was a role player whose name was never going to be above the title ala the star of the show,""
  • "I said they should have taken the Mountain, that way even if one of those supernatuarlly fast sword-swingers ran him through, he could still win ala Red Viper style ..."
  • "I would trust Powell if he were the leader of the republican party, but he wont do it namely because he has to much class to allow himself to be used as a puppet ever again ala Michael Steel."
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