terete

adjective
te·​rete | \ tə-ˈrēt How to pronounce terete (audio) , te- \

Definition of terete

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

First Known Use of terete

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terete

Latin teret-, teres well turned, rounded; akin to Latin terere to rub — more at throw entry 1

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The first known use of terete was circa 1619

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“Terete.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terete. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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