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Saturday, July 14, 2012

baccate

\BAK-eyt\ , adjective;
1.
Berrylike.
2.
Bearing berries.
Quotes:
Such fruits are collectively called baccate or berried.
-- John Hutton Balfour, Class Book of Botany
Its appearance suggests that it is a capsule becoming baccate.
-- H. N. Ridley, Natural Science
Origin:
Entering English in the 1820s, baccate is derived from the Latin word bacca meaning "berry."
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