bastard wing

bastard wing

noun Ornithology.
alula ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1765–75

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bastard wing
 
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Also called: alula a tuft of feathers attached to the first digit of a bird, distinct from the wing feathers attached to the other digits and the ulna

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