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Webster 1913 Edition


Ternate

Ter′nate

,
Adj.
[NL.
ternatus
, fr. L.
terni
three each. See
Tern
,
Adj.
]
Having the parts arranged by threes;
as,
ternate
branches, leaves, or flowers
.
Ter′nate-ly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ternate

TERN'ATE

,
Adj.
[L. ternus, terni.] In botany, a ternate leaf, is one that has three leaflets on a petiole, as in trefoil, strawberry, bramble, &c. There are leaves also biternate and triternate, having three ternate or three biternate leaflets.
These leaves must not be confounded with folia terna, which are leaves that grow three together in a whorl, on a stem or branch.
Ternate bat, a species of bat of a large kind, found in the isle Ternate, and other East India isles. [See Vampyre.]
Terra Japonica, catechu, so called.
Terra Lemnia, a species of red bolar earth.
Terra ponderosa, baryte; heavy spar.
Sienna, a brown bole or ocher from Sienna in Italy.

Definition 2022


ternate

ternate

English

Adjective

ternate (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having three divisions (or leaflets)

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Italian

Adjective

ternate

  1. feminine plural of ternato