Origin of alar
Examples from the Web for alar
A rumour was circulated that we should not be allowed to enter at all, the Alar being a merchant-vessel.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
Alar'con, king of Barca, who joined the armament of Egypt against the crusaders, but his men were only half armed.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Alar frenum: a small ligament crossing the supra-alar groove toward the root of the wing: Hymenoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Horses drag the single carriage up the slight gradient to Alar; it returns by the force of its own impetus.The Fortunate Isles|Mary Stuart Boyd
In this coral the calicle is divided into quadrants by four principal septa, the main septum, counter septum, and two alar septa.
Word Origin for alar
"wing-like," c.1840; "of or pertaining to wings," 1847, from Latin alaris, from ala "wing, armpit, wing of an army" (source of Spanish ala, French aile), from *axla, originally "joint of the wing or arm;" from PIE *aks- (see axis).