Alate meaning

ālāt
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Having wings or winglike extensions.

Alate aphids; alate petioles.

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A winged insect of a species that has both wingless and winged forms.
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Having wings or winglike attachments.
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The winged form of insect species, as ants or termites, having both winged and wingless forms.
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(entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
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A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
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(archaic) Recently; lately; of late.
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Origin of alate

  • Latin ālātus from āla wing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ālatus, from āla (“wing”).

    From Wiktionary

  • a- +‎ late.

    From Wiktionary