-ales

plural noun suffix

: plants consisting of or related to
in the names of orders of plants
Coniferales

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin ālēs, going back to Latin, plural of ālis al entry 1

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“-ales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ales. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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