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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
baccate: baccatus (adj.A), provided with a berry or berries; pulpy, juicy, succulent; “having a pulpy texture; a term only applied to the parts of a flower or fruit” (Lindley); ‘pulpy throughout like a berry; bearing berries’ (WIII); opp. siccus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘dry;’

- "Semen (s.n.III) baccatum" or in the plural, "Semina baccata": seeds having a pulpy skin, as in Cycas (Jackson).

- fructus baccatus perianthii basi annulari marginatus (B&H), fruit berry-like, bordered by the ring-shaped base of the perianth.

- fructus baccatus v. drupaceus, 1- rarius 2-3-spermus (B&H), fruit berry-like or drupaceous, 1- more rarely 2-3-seeded.

- fructus ovoideus, carnosulus v. baccatus, nec nitidus, indehiscens.(B&H),, fruit ovoid, somewhat fleshy or berry-like [pulpy], not shining, indehiscent.

Semen,-inis (s.n.III) baccatum; nom. pl. semina baccata: “seeds with a pulpy skin” (Lindley).

Baccaurea bracteata, Tampoy; Taxus baccata, European Yew.

Nux (s.f.III) baccata, abl. sg. nuce baccata: “a nut inclosed in a pulpy covering, formed by some external organ, as the Yew” (Lindley) [Taxus spp.]

NOTE: drupaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): drupe-like; characterized by a “fleshy or pulpy fruit with the inner portion of the pericarp (1-locular and 1-seeded, or sometimes several-locular) hard or stony” (Fernald 1950)

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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