comate

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[koh-meyt]
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Origin of comate

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First recorded in 1570–80; co- + mate1

comate

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[koh-meyt]
adjective
  1. Botany. having a coma.
  2. hairy; tufted.

Origin of comate

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

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

Word Origin for comate

C17: from Latin comātus, from coma hair
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