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alate (adj.)

"having wings, winged," 1660s, from Latin alatus, from ala "wing, armpit, wing of an army," from *axla, originally "joint of the wing or arm;" from PIE *aks- "axis" (see axis).

updated on December 08, 2016

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Definitions of alate from WordNet

alate (adj.)
(of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions;
alate seeds of a maple tree
alate leaves
Synonyms: alated
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