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NOUN (2)

1. a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism;
- Example: "the alae of the nose"
- Example: "the alae of a maple seed"
- Example: "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"

2. a wing of an insect;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

ala \a"la\ ([=a]"l[.a]), n.; pl. Al[ae] ([=a]"l[=e]). [L., a wing.] (Biol.) A winglike organ, or part. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ala n 1: a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae" 2: a wing of an insect