Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling, containing, or composed of wings or alae.
  • adj. Anatomy Concerned with the armpit; axillary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to the armpit; axillary.
  • adj. Having, resembling, or composed of wings or alae.
  • n. A growth-regulating chemical sprayed on fruit trees; entire crop can be harvested at one time; daminozide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or having, wings.
  • adj. Axillary; in the fork or axil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having alæ or wings.
  • In botany, borne in the forks of a stem; axillary; situated in the axils or forks of a plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
  • adj. having or resembling wings
  • adj. of or relating to the axil

Etymologies

Latin ālāris, from āla, wing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ala ("wing") + -ar (adjectival suffix). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The examples of the use of "alar" in sentences involve misspellings of other words.

    May 28, 2011