a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales.
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Origin of -ales
< Latin plural of -ālis -al1
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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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