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bacciferous

[bak-sif-er-uh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. bearing or producing berries.

Origin of bacciferous

1650–60; < Latin baccifer (see bacci-, -fer) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for bacciferous

Historical Examples

  • Bacciferous (bak-sif′ėr-us), bearing berries; Bac′ciform, of the shape of a berry; Bacciv′orous, living on berries.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for bacciferous

bacciferous

adjective
  1. bearing berries

Word Origin

C17: from Latin bācifer, from bāca berry + ferre to bear
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