ternate

adjective ter·nate \ ˈtər-ˌnāt , -nət \

Definition of ternate

:arranged in threes or in subdivisions so arranged
  • a ternate leaf

ternately

adverb

Origin and Etymology of ternate

New Latin ternatus, from Medieval Latin, past participle of ternare to treble, from Latin terni


Ternate

geographical name Ter·na·te \ ter-ˈnä-(ˌ)tā \

Definition of Ternate

1 island of Indonesia in the northern Moluccas off western Halmahera population 33,964
2 city, port, and chief city on Ternate Island population 24,287

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