alare

noun

ala·​re
ə-ˈla-(ˌ)rē,
-ˈlā-,
-ˈler-ē
plural -s
: the most lateral point on the ala of the nose

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter singular of alaris

First Known Use

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alare was circa 1920

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“Alare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alare. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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