American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae.
- adj. Anatomy Concerned with the armpit; axillary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having alæ or wings.
- In botany, borne in the forks of a stem; axillary; situated in the axils or forks of a plant.
- adj. anatomy of or relating to the armpit; axillary.
- adj. Having, resembling, or composed of wings or alae.
- n. A growth-regulating chemical sprayed on fruit trees; entire crop can be harvested at one time; daminozide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or having, wings.
- adj. (Bot.) Axillary; in the fork or axil.
- n. a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
- adj. having or resembling wings
- adj. of or relating to the axil
- From Latin ala ("wing") + -ar (adjectival suffix). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ālāris, from āla, wing. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These form two fringe-like folds termed the alar folds; below, these folds converge and are continued as a single band, the patellar fold (ligamentum mucosum), to the front of the intercondyloid fossa of the femur.”
“Apples get their alar -- Dr. Oz is just one of many who worries about what's inside our favorite northern fruit.”
“While alar was a chemical sprayed by humans on fruit to regulate its growth, traces of mercury have existed in ocean fish since the beginning of time from sources like underwater volcanic activity.”
“Just like the Meryl Streep commercial about alar horrified new moms away from apples in the late 1980s, fear-mongering messages about mercury in seafood contribute to the woefully low amount of seafood women eat today in the U.S. The distinction is that seafood- and omega-3-deficient diets introduce measurable risks to health.”
“I needed a nap rite after da alar wented off, so I wuz little lyte fur wurks.”
“After we got our packing finished, we set our alar for 6am.”
“But to attempt to disprove something about political leaning by rebutting with statistics about minority ownership is like attempting to disprove the alar controversy by talking about DDT.”
“He asked us to remain with Jesus at the alar of repose for a while and asked us to be thankful for the great gift of the Blessed Sacrament.”
“His daring imagination gives him the more solid grasp of facts; as the birds of highest flight have the strongest alar bones.”
“Alar frenum: a small ligament crossing the supra-alar groove toward the root of the wing: Hymenoptera.”
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