Adjective "alary" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪləri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or relating to wings, especially those of an insect or other animal.

    Definitions

    1. of or relating to wings.

    2. Biology. having the form of a wing; wing-shaped.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "polymorphisms can be alary."

    Origin

    Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From classical Latin ālāris of auxiliary cavalry, in post-classical Latin sense ‘of or resembling wings’.