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  1. a mate or companion.
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Origin of comate1

First recorded in 1570–80; co- + mate1


  1. Botany. having a coma.
  2. hairy; tufted.
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Origin of comate2

From the Latin word comātus, dating back to 1590–1600. See coma2, -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • Comate -us: only the upper part of head, or vertex, covered with hair.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • This comate was no less a person than Cimon, the son of the great Miltiades.

British Dictionary definitions for comate


adjective botany
  1. having tufts of hair
  2. having or relating to a coma
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin comātus, from coma hair
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