Pronunciation: (tûr'nit, -nāt),[key] —adj. 1. consisting of three; arranged in threes.
2. Bot. a. consisting of three leaflets, as a compound leaf.
b. having leaves arranged in whorls of three, as a plant.
Pronunciation: (ter-nä'te; Eng. tur-nä'tē),[key] —n. an island in E Indonesia, W of Halmahera: important source of spices. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).