"vela" in the noun sense
1. veil, velum
a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
"because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails'"
2. soft palate, velum
a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
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