plural -s
: a salt or ester of caffeic acid

Word History


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

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caffeate was in 1843

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“Caffeate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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