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alula


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alula  \Al"u*la\,  n.  [NL.,  dim.  of  L.  ala  a  wing.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  false  or  bastard  wing.  See  under  {Bastard}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alula 
  n  1:  scale-like  structure  between  the  base  of  the  wing  and  the 
  halter  of  a  two-winged  fly  [syn:  {calypter}] 
  2:  tuft  of  small  stiff  feathers  on  the  first  digit  of  a  bird's 
  wing  [syn:  {bastard  wing},  {spurious  wing}] 




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