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Noun: alula (alulae)  al-yu-lu
  1. Scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
    - calypter
  2. Tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
    - bastard wing, spurious wing

Derived forms: alulae

Type of: feather, plume, squama

Part of: fly, wing

Encyclopedia: Alula, Somalia