Lanate La"nate, Lanated La"na*ted, [L. lanatus, fr. lana wool, down.] 1. Wooly; covered with fine long hair, or hairlike filaments. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: (Biol.) covered with dense often matted or curly hairs.

Syn: wooly, woolly. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • lanate — [lā′nāt΄] adj. [L lanatus, woolly < lana, WOOL] Biol. having a woolly or hairy covering or appearance …   English World dictionary

  • lanate — adjective covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments the woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton • Syn: ↑woolly • Similar to: ↑hairy, ↑haired, ↑hirsute …   Useful english dictionary

  • lanate — adj. [L. lana, wool] Covered with long, very fine or wooly hairlike filaments …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lanate — /lay nayt/, adj. woolly; covered with something resembling wool. Also, lanose. [1750 60; < L lanatus woolly, equiv. to lan(a) wool + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lanate — adjective Covered in or composed of wooly hairs …   Wiktionary

  • lanate — adj. woolly; covered with wool, covered with a material which resembles wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lanate — a.; (also lanated) Woolly, downy, lanuginous, lanuginose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lanate —   Woolly with long, intertwined, curly hairs, e.g. the stem apex, emergent leaves, and cones of Encephalartos lanatus.   See also hirsute, pilose, pubescent, sericeous, tomentose.   Cf. glabrous, nitidus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • lanate — la·nate …   English syllables

  • lanate — /ˈleɪneɪt/ (say laynayt) adjective woolly; covered with something resembling wool. {Latin lānātus} …   Australian English dictionary

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