-ales

plural noun suffix

Definition of -ales

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

History and Etymology for -ales

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 15 May. 2021.

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