adjective \tə-ˈrēt, te-\

Definition of TERETE

:  approximately cylindrical but usually tapering at both ends <a terete seedpod>

Origin of TERETE

Latin teret-, teres well turned, rounded; akin to Latin terere to rub — more at throw
First Known Use: circa 1619


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