Meaning of alate

a•late

Pronunciation: (ā'lāt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having wings; winged.
  2. having membranous expansions like wings.
—n.
  1. the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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