having wings; winged.
having membranous expansions like wings.
the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
- sub·a·late, adjective
- sub·a·lat·ed, adjective
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How to use alate in a sentence
alate -us: winged; with lobes similar to wings in appearance though not necessarily in function.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
So she knew that, since the natives were non-alate, she was not to take wing on Earth.Helpfully Yours | Evelyn E. Smith
Cells more or less pyriform, alate, narrow below, bulging or ventricose upwards.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1. | John MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for alate
having wings or winglike extensions
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