adjective Also a·lat·ed.
having wings; winged.
having membranous expansions like wings.
the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
Origin of alate
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Examples from the Web for alate
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
Alate -us: winged; with lobes similar to wings in appearance though not necessarily in function.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
having wings or winglike extensions
Word Origin for alate
C17: from Latin ālātus, from āla wing
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