Alaria

noun (1)
Alar·​ia | \ ə-ˈla-rē-ə, -ˈler-ē- \

Definition of Alaria

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus (the type of the family Alariaceae) of olive-brown to black seaweeds found in northern seas, characterized by an elongate strap-shaped lamina, and having the sori restricted to tongue-shaped sporophylls borne at or near its apex — see badderlocks

Alaria

noun (2)
Alar·​ia | \ ə-ˈla-rē-ə, -ˈler-ē- \

Definition of Alaria (Entry 2 of 2)

: a genus of trematode worms (family Strigeidae) that is parasitic as adults in the intestines of carnivorous mammals but requires several intermediate hosts to complete the life cycle

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First Known Use of Alaria

Noun (1)

1850, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alaria

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Latin ala wing + New Latin -aria

Noun (2)

New Latin

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“Alaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alaria. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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