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Definition of the noun alula

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noun - plural: alulas

  1. scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of alula: calypter
    • more generic word: squama = a protective structure resembling a scale
    • part of: fly = two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  2. tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing

Alternative definition of the noun alula


  1. Bastard wing. A small projection on the anterior edge of the wing on some birds.


Alula is a record label.


  1. Alula was an ornithological magazine published in Finland. Initially it was published in both Finnish and English, but the final volumes were published in English only. It was aimed primarily at birders with an interest in the birds of the Western Palearctic. The final issue of Alula was issued in 2008 after which printing ceased due to financial problems.
  2. Alula was the publishing company of Alula magazine.

Phrases with Alula

  1. Doumea alula
  2. Ligyra Alula
  3. Afrolidia Alula
  4. Synanceia alula
  5. Exoprosopa Alula
  6. Congoglanis Alula
  7. Onychocella Alula
  8. species Doumea alula
  9. Species Ligyra Alula
  10. Neococcidencyrtus Alula
  11. Species Afrolidia Alula
  12. Species Synanceia Alula
  13. Species Exoprosopa Alula
  14. Species Congoglanis Alula
  15. Species Onychocella Alula
  16. Species Neococcidencyrtus Alula

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alula

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Google previewWhat To Name The Baby (A Treasury of Names): 15,000 Names to Choose From (2016)

by Evelyn Wells

Alula is a star in Ursa Major. Alura – Feminine of the old English Alured, "elf peace." English – Alura, Allura. Alva – See Albina. Alyera – Latin, "the all truthful." Alvina – Feminine of the Old High German Alvin or Alwin, "noble friend." Revived in ...

Google previewVertebrates, Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (2016)

Biology, Anatomy by CTI Reviews

The alula is the freely moving first digit, a bird's 'thumb,' and typically bears three to five small flight feathers, with the exact number depending on the species.

Google previewVertebrate Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The alula is the freely moving first digit, a bird's 'thumb,' and typically bears three to five small flight feathers, with the exact number depending on the species. Beipiaosaurus is a genus of therizinosauroid theropod dinosaur from the Early ...

Google previewName Your Baby (2010)

by Lareina Rule

ALULA—Late Latin: Alula. " Winged one"; or Arabic: Al-ula. "The first." Alula is a star in Ursa Major. ALURA— Old English: Alhraed. "Divine counselor." Feminine of Old English Alurea. Also: Allura.

Google previewPrinciples of Animal Locomotion (2003)

by R. McNeill Alexander

The alula is a tuft of feathers on the second digit of bird hands (the first digit is missing). It normally lies flat on the wing surface, ...

Google previewSketches in Spain and Morocco (1831)

by sir Arthur de Capell Brooke (2nd bart.)

Alula is a large province, south of the city of Morocco. The following Arab provinces are now the whole of them in revolt, namely, Shedna, Shetuka, Erhamna, Saragna, Zeraran, Shebanat, Woled Hamar, Morocco, Woled Diem. Ted la. A district ...

Google previewZoology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The alula is the freely moving first digit, a bird's 'thumb,' and typically bears three to five small flight feathers, with the exact number depending on the species.

Google previewEssentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery (2008)

by Brian H. Coles

The alula is a digit corresponding to the human thumb. It is usually well developed in most flying birds and when abducted from the ...

Google previewCyclopedia of American Horticulture: R-Z (1902)

by Wilhelm Miller

alula is a general favorite. The fls. range from buff and white to orange with a deep purplish brown throat, the last form being the most popular. This species is killed to the ground by sharp frost every winter but sprouts vigorously the following ...

Google previewThe Dissection of Vertebrates (2006)

A Laboratory Manual by Gerardo De Iuliis, Gerald DeIuliis, Dino Pulera

alular phalanx and together form the alula or bastard wing. Though relatively small, the alula is an extremely important flight structure that helps avoid stalling during low velocity flight. The feathers of the tail are termed rectrices (sing., rectix) .

Google previewThe Chicken Encyclopedia (2012)

An Illustrated Reference by Gail Damerow

alula Oriental. The Miscellaneous breeds are Ameraucana, Araucana, Frizzle, Naked Neck, and Sultan. The Oriental breeds are Aseel, Cubalaya, Malay, Phoenix, Shamo, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life (2008)

by Kitty Blount, Maggie Crowley

ENANTIORNITHINES CONFUCIUSORNITHIDS ARCHAEOPTERYX ORNITHOTHORACES Alula Pygostyle Pygostyle AVES Shortened tail SHORTENED TAIL A tail with less than 25 vertebrae sets birds apart from other maniraptorans.

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

alula (bastard wing) A small projection on the leading edge of a bird's wing formed by the first digit and usually covered with * feathers. The bird ordinarily holds the alula flush with the wing, but manipulates it ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

alula, alula spuria ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ALULA AMBER 57. most regions; Family closely related to Tineodidae. Adult small; wing-span 8–28 mm; head with smooth scales and lateral tufts; Antenna filiform, ca half length of forewing, Scape without Pecten; Ocelli sometimes absent; ...

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Small photo of Passage near from The diwan - Madain Saleh in Alula in Saudi Arabia the diwan was a place reserved for religious gatherings, and consisted of a rectangular 12.8 by 9.8 metersSmall photo of alula in Japanese arboretum.Small photo of alula flowers in Japanese Garden.Small photo of alula flowers in Japanese Garden.Small photo of AlulaSmall photo of Vulcan palm (Brighamia insignis) in flower pots. Group of big pots with Vulcan palms in greenhouse.Commonly known as Olulu or Alula in Hawaiian,or colloquially as the vulcan palm or cabbage on stick. More...

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Alula Meaning

Video shows what alula means. Bastard wing. A small projection on the anterior edge of the wing on some birds.. Alula Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1U1L1A1

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