-ales


Botany.

a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales.

Nearby words

  1. -agogue,
  2. -agra,
  3. -aholic,
  4. -aire,
  5. -al,
  6. -algia,
  7. -algy,
  8. -alis,
  9. -ally,
  10. -ama

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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