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bastard wing

noun, Ornithology
1.
alula (def 1).
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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British Dictionary definitions for bastard wing

bastard wing

noun
1.
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 Also called alula
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