caf·​fe·​ate | \ ˈkafēˌāt \
plural -s

Definition of caffeate

: a salt or ester of caffeic acid

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First Known Use of caffeate

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caffeate

International Scientific Vocabulary caffeic + -ate; probably originally formed as French caféate

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“Caffeate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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