(Homonym: tea, tee).
1. Shrub with terminal tufts of elongated leaves used locally for thatching and clothing; thick sweet roots are used as food; tropical southeastern Asia, Australia and Hawaii; SYN. Cordyline terminalis.
2. The syllable naming the the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization; SYN. te, si.
(alteration of si) The seventh tone of the diatonic scale in solmization