Definition of binate in English:


Line breaks: bin¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪneɪt


  • Composed of two equal parts.
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    • It has the trivial name from its long binate leaflets, resembling ass's ears.
    • The spikelets are binate.
    • Though the Kawau plants all showed solitary terminal female flowers, binate flowers are sometimes met with.


early 19th century: from modern Latin binatus, from Latin bini 'two together' + -ate2.

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