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adjective Botany.
  1. berrylike.
  2. bearing berries.
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Origin of baccate

1820–30; < Latin bāca, bacca berry + -ate1
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Historical Examples of baccate

  • Baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca).

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Baccate -us: berry-like: applied to bladder-like ovaries from the surface of which the short ovarian tubes arise.

British Dictionary definitions for baccate


adjective botany
  1. like a berry in form, texture, etc
  2. bearing berries
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Word Origin for baccate

C19: from Latin bāca berry
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baccate in Medicine


  1. Resembling a berry in texture or form; berrylike.
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