-ales

-ales

Botany.
a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales.

Origin:
< Latin plural of -ālis -al1

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-ales
 
suffix forming plural proper nouns
denoting plants belonging to an order: Rosales; Filicales
 
[New Latin, from Latin, plural of -ālis-al1]

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