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1. Resembling a berry in texture or form; berrylike.
2. Bearing berries.

[From Latin bacca, berry.]
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1. (Botany) like a berry in form, texture, etc
2. (Botany) bearing berries
[C19: from Latin bāca berry]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.baccate - resembling a berrybaccate - resembling a berry      
2.baccate - producing or bearing berriesbaccate - producing or bearing berries  
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
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