- having the antennae, legs, and wings free.
Origin of exarate
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- (of the pupa of such insects as ants and bees) having the legs, wings, antennae, etc, free and movable
C19: from Latin exārātus, literally: ploughed up (apparently referring to the way this type of pupa throws off the larval skin), from exārāre, from ārā plough
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