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Botany.
a suffix of names of orders: Cycadales.
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Origin of -ales

<Latin plural of -ālis-al1
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-ales

suffix forming plural proper nouns
denoting plants belonging to an orderRosales; Filicales

Word Origin for -ales

New Latin, from Latin, plural of -ālis -al 1
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