Alete vs Alate - What's the difference?

alete | alate |


As adjectives the difference between alete and alate

is that alete is (palynology) forming single spores or pollen grains, and therefore lacking laesurae while alate is (entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged.

As a noun alate is

a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

As an adverb alate is

(archaic) recently; lately; of late.

alete

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (palynology) Forming single spores or pollen grains, and therefore lacking laesurae
  • See also

    * Aletes * aletic

    Anagrams

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    alate

    English

    (wikipedia alate)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
  • Etymology 2

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    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
  • There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
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