from The Century Dictionary.

  • A name given by Lamarck to a combination of the molluscan families Strombidæ, Aporrhaidæ, and Struthiolariidæ, having reference to the expanded winglike outer lip of the shell. See wingshell.


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  • Years ago I ripped out a perfectly nice burning bush (Euonymus alata) after learning that the Asian species, famed for its flaming fall foliage, has been blamed for spreading wantonly through its seeds.

    Politically Incorrect Gardening

  • One of my favorites is the delicious baru nut, which comes from the baruzeiro tree (dipteryx alata).

    Chris McGowan: The Importance of Being Cerrado: Brazil's Other Huge, Endangered Ecosystem

  • It has some vegetation in semi-arid zones and on lands with special geologic conditions and thus some endemic vegetation can be found, such as high-density stands of Quercus oleoides, and Crescentia alata.

    Central American dry forests

  • Kruvipeale leitakse sobiv keha... pea kruvitakse sinna otsa... ja missioon võib alata...

    The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

  • My Brocchinia reducta are yellowing up nicely and the Sarracenia alata are making lots of fresh new pitchers.

    Big weekend

  • Yellow pitcher plants (Sarracenia alata) are a characteristic species of hillside bogs of Ecoregion 35.

    Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)

  • Some of the more common tree species here are; Lophira alata, Pycnanthus angolensis, Ricinodendron heudelotii, Sacoglottis gabonensis, Uapaca spp.,

    Niger Delta swamp forests

  • The vegetation is characterized by Shorea robusta, usually in association with Anogeissus latifolia, Terminalia alata, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Pterocarpus marsupium, Aegle marmelos, Syzygium operculatum, Symplocus racemosa, and Croton oblongifolius.

    Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests

  • In drier sections the most common emergents, Lophira alata, Sacoglottis gabonensis, Irvingia gabonensis, and Klainedoxa gabonensis, while in the wetter sections Alstonia boonei and Ctenolophon englerianus dominate.

    Niger Delta swamp forests

  • Dillenia alata, Myrtella beccari, and Styphelia abnormis.

    Vogelkop-Aru lowland rain forests


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