- consisting of three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
- having leaves arranged in whorls of three, as a plant.
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Its ternate character is shown even in the uncoiling of the fronds, the three round balls suggesting the sign of the pawnbroker.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
The Spaniards then assailed Ternate; the fort and plaza were bombarded, and then the town was carried by storm.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
Three volcanic peaks tower up before us on reaching Ternate, the first of the Molucca group.Through the Malay Archipelago|Emily Richings
In some, the female has a band across the breast, which is wanting in the male, as in the beautiful Halcyon diops of Ternate.Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection|Alfred Russel Wallace
Our general returned into the road of Bantam from Ternate on the 24th July, 1605.