adjective Botany.

produced or borne in pairs; double.

Nearby words

  1. binary system,
  2. binary weapon,
  3. binary-coded decimal,
  4. binary-coded decimal system,
  5. binasal hemianopsia,
  6. binately,
  7. bination,
  8. binational,
  9. binaural,
  10. binaural alternate loudness balance test

Origin of binate

1800–10; < New Latin bīnātus, apparently extracted from Late Latin combīnātus yoked together. See bin-, -ate1

Related formsbi·nate·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for binate



botany occurring in two parts or in pairsbinate leaves
Derived Formsbinately, adverb

Word Origin for binate

C19: from New Latin bīnātus, probably from Latin combīnātus united

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Word Origin and History for binate



"double," 1807, from Latin bini "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + -ate (2).

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