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alate

[ey-leyt]
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adjective Also a·lat·ed.
  1. having wings; winged.
  2. having membranous expansions like wings.
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noun
  1. the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
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Origin of alate

1660–70; < Latin ālātus, equivalent to āl(a) ala + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·a·late, adjectivesub·a·lat·ed, adjective
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alate

adjective
  1. having wings or winglike extensions
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing
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