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ale / āl/ • n. a type of beer with a bitter flavor and higher alcoholic content: amber-colored beers, ales, and stouts.

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ale OE. alu (ealu) = OS. alo- (rare), ON. ǫl. Only Eng. retains both ale and beer, the Scand. langs. only ale, and the other Gmc. langs. only beer.

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ale See beer.