Word of the DaySaturday, July 14, 2012
\BAK-eyt\ , adjective;
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
Entering English in the 1820s, baccate is derived from the Latin word bacca meaning "berry."
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