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bastard wing

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noun Ornithology.
  1. alula(def 1).

Origin of bastard wing

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for bastard wing

bastard wing

noun
  1. a tuft of feathers attached to the first digit of a bird, distinct from the wing feathers attached to the other digits and the ulnaAlso called: alula
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