Definition of binate in English:

binate

adjective

Botany
  • Composed of two equal parts.

    • ‘The spikelets are binate.’
    • ‘It has the trivial name from its long binate leaflets, resembling ass's ears.’
    • ‘Its short binate leaves, the persistent long prickles of its cone, and its tough branches, combine to distinguish this Tine from its associates.’
    • ‘Though the Kawau plants all showed solitary terminal female flowers, binate flowers are sometimes met with.’
    • ‘The binate leaves have a flat or slightly concave under-surface.’
    dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, matched, matching, paired, in pairs, complementary, coupled, twofold
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Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin binatus, from Latin bini two together + -ate.

Pronunciation:

binate

/ˈbʌɪneɪt/