Word of the Day Archive
Saturday July 14, 2012
2. Bearing berries.
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."