Webster 1828 Edition
BACCIF'FEROUS, a.[L.baccifer,of bacca, a berry, and fero, to bear.]
That produces berries. [See Bacca.] Bacciferous plants formerly included all such plants as have a pulpy fruit, whether of the apple, berry or cherry kind; but the modern systems of botany comprehend under this description such plants only as bear the pulpy pericarp, called bacca, or berry.