Definition of binate in English:

binate

Line breaks: bin¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪneɪt
 
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adjective

Botany
Composed of two equal parts.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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