bacciferous

adjective

bac·​cif·​er·​ous
(ˈ)bak¦sif(ə)rəs
: bearing berries

Word History

Etymology

Latin bacifer, baccifer bearing berries (from baca, bacca berry + -fer -ferous) + English -ous

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacciferous was circa 1656

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“Bacciferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacciferous. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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