-ales


Botany.

a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales.

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Origin of -ales

<Latin plural of -ālis-al1
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British Dictionary definitions for -ales

-ales

suffix forming plural proper nouns

denoting plants belonging to an orderRosales; Filicales

Word Origin for -ales

New Latin, from Latin, plural of -ālis -al 1
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