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EtymologyEdit

From Latin tenerum, accusative of tener, with metathesis. Compare Portuguese terno and English tender.

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AdjectiveEdit

tierno (feminine singular tierna, masculine plural tiernos, feminine plural tiernas)

  1. tender, affectionate
  2. soft, delicate, cuddly
  3. tender, young
  4. tender (meat, etc.)
  5. (Chile, Ecuador) green, unripe (vegetables)

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