[ter-nah-te; English ter-nah-tee]
- an island in E Indonesia, W of Halmahera: important source of spices. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).
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- (esp of a leaf) consisting of three leaflets or other parts
- (esp of plants) having groups of three members
C18: from New Latin ternātus, from Medieval Latin ternāre to increase threefold