- produced or borne in pairs; double.
Origin of binate
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Spikelets are solitary, binate or fasciculate, 2-flowered, jointed on the pedicel and awned.
The inflorescence consists of solitary, binate, digitate, or panicled racemes.
Spikelets are binate, a sessile female or bisexual and a pedicelled male or neuter.
- botany occurring in two parts or in pairsbinate leaves
C19: from New Latin bīnātus, probably from Latin combīnātus united
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Word Origin and History for binate
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