te·​rete tə-ˈrēt How to pronounce terete (audio)
: approximately cylindrical but usually tapering at both ends
a terete seedpod

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terete was circa 1619

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Cite this Entry

“Terete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terete. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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