alula


al·u·la

noun \ˈal-yə-lə\
plural al·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of ALULA

:  the process of a bird's wing corresponding to the thumb and bearing a few short quills —called also bastard wing

Origin of ALULA

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of ala wing — more at aisle
First Known Use: 1772

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