[jem-eyt]Botany, Zoology


having buds; increasing by budding.

verb (used without object), gem·mat·ed, gem·mat·ing.

to put forth buds; increase by budding.

Origin of gemmate

First recorded in 1840–50, gemmate is from the Latin word gemmātus budded, adorned with gems. See gemma, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gemmate



(of some plants and animals) having or reproducing by gemmae


(intr) to produce or reproduce by gemmae
Derived Formsgemmation, noun
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