ala

[ UK /ɐlˈæ/ ]
[ US /ˈæɫə, ˈeɪɫə/ ]
NOUN
  1. a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
    the alae of the nose
    the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae
    the alae of a maple seed
  2. a wing of an insect
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How To Use ala In A Sentence

  • For centuries, scholars have squabbled over the design of the ship, which was crucial to defeating the Persians in the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C., part of a wider war that included the fight at Thermopylae dramatized in the film "300. Epic Struggle: Fans Fight to Revive an Oar-Powered Greek Warship
  • Serve the chicken with salads and chips or potatoes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Our economy is unbalanced, money is in excess supply, and its circulation is completely divorced from the circulation of goods. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy
  • She distinguished the undrawing of iron bars, and then the countenance of Spalatro at her door, before she had a clear remembrance of her situation — that she was a prisoner in a house on a lonely shore, and that this man was her jailor. The Italian
  • Alaric got a bit annoyed at how long we took to leave becuase of the guinea pigs - I didn't know weather to be sympathetic or laugh when he got narky about it :/ Snell-Pym » Guinea Pigs!
  • By recording the spectra of several distant quasars whose light pierces the Milky Way, the spacecraft revealed some 50 ultraviolet-absorbing gas clouds around our galaxy.
  • Yes, the gearbox was a bit saggy and I was alarmed at how much pressure the brake pedal needed to do an emergency stop, but other than this, all was well.
  • For a few weeks in the summer, visitors are able to go round Buckingham Palace.
  • Fructose is absorbed more slowly than glucose and galactose. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health
  • Spinach, endive and romaine lettuce are great in salads; just dress with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar.
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