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terra

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noun ter·ra \ˈter-ə\

Definition of terra

plural

terrae

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  1. :  any of the relatively light-colored highland areas on the surface of the moon or a planet



Origin and Etymology of terra

New Latin, from Latin, land


First Known Use: 1946


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