comate

1
[koh-meyt]

noun

a mate or companion.

Origin of comate

1
First recorded in 1570–80; co- + mate1

comate

2
[koh-meyt]

adjective

Botany. having a coma.
hairy; tufted.

Origin of comate

2
From the Latin word comātus, dating back to 1590–1600. See coma2, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for comate

comate

adjective botany

having tufts of hair
having or relating to a coma

Word Origin for comate

C17: from Latin comātus, from coma hair
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