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Meaning of ternate

ter•nate

Pronunciation: (tûr'nit, -nāt), [key]
— adj.
  1. consisting of three; arranged in threes.
    1. consisting of three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
    2. having leaves arranged in whorls of three, as a plant.

Ter•na•te

Pronunciation: (ter-nä'te Eng. t&schwar-nä'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. an island in E Indonesia, W of Halmahera: important source of spices. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).
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