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  1. woolly; covered with something resembling wool.
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Also lanose.

Origin of lanate

1750–60; < Latin lānātus woolly, equivalent to lān(a) wool + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·la·nate, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Lanate, Lanose, woolly; clothed with long and soft entangled hairs.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Lanate -atus: woolly: covered with dense, fine, long hairs, so distinct that they may be separated.

British Dictionary definitions for lanate


lanose (ˈleɪnəʊs, -nəʊz)

adjective biology
  1. having or consisting of a woolly covering of hairs
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin lānātus, from lāna wool
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