Definitions for alateˈeɪ leɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alate, alated(adj)

    (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions

    "alate leaves"; "alate seeds of a maple tree"

Wiktionary

  1. alate(Adverb)

    recently; lately; of late

    There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. uE000351607uE001 Latimer.

  2. Origin: From alatus, from ala

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alate(adverb)

    lately; of late

  2. Alate(adj)

    alt. of Alated

  3. Origin: [Pref. a- + late.]

Freebase

  1. Alate

    An alate is a winged reproductive of a social insect. Alate females are typically those destined to become queens, whereas alate males are occasionally referred to as "drones". However, the existence of reproductives that do not have wings necessitates a term to distinguish the winged from the wingless reproductive forms. This is an example of polymorphism associated with eusociality.

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