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Definition of "baccate" [bac•cate]

  • Resembling a berry in texture or form; berrylike. (adjective)
  • Bearing berries. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baccate" in a sentence
  • "Because of this hegemony, many faculty on the left have softened into baccate self-caricatures, unable to tolerate dissent, and unwilling to think hard enough to justify their own positions."
  • "Schlechtendal describes [540] the ordinarily baccate fruit of a vine as becoming dry, and even dehiscing by valves like a capsule."
  • "Woods entirely of A. densa, with a small baccate-like deciduous leaved tree."
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