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a·late

 (ā′lāt′)
adj. also a·lat·ed (ā′lā′tĭd)
Having wings or winglike extensions: alate aphids; alate petioles.
n.
A winged insect of a species that has both wingless and winged forms.

[Latin ālātus, from āla, wing.]

alate

(ˈeɪleɪt) or

alated

adj
(Zoology) having wings or winglike extensions
[C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing]

a•late

(ˈeɪ leɪt)

also a′lat•ed,



adj.
1. having wings; winged.
2. having membranous expansions like wings.
[1660–70; < Latin ālātus=āl(a) wing (see ala) + -ātus -ate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alate - (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions; "alate leaves"; "alate seeds of a maple tree"
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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