Definition of baccate in English:


Syllabification: bac·cate
Pronunciation: /ˈbakāt


1Bearing berries; berried.
More example sentences
  • For yuccas, Addicott notes that the baccate (fleshy-fruited) species typically lose more seeds to yucca moth larvae than do the dry-fruited capsular yuccas.
  • The fruits are ordinarily dehiscent capsules, while some species have baccate fruits or nut-like fruits.
  • Fruits are occasionally baccate, usually capsular and sometimes winged or lobed, or indehiscent and dry or fleshy.
1.1Of the nature of a berry; berrylike.

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