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terrarium

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noun ter·rar·i·um \tə-ˈrer-ē-əm\

Simple Definition of terrarium

  • : a glass or plastic box that is used for growing plants or keeping small animals indoors

Full Definition of terrarium

plural -ia \-ē-ə\ or ter·rar·i·ums

  1. :  a usually transparent enclosure for keeping or raising plants or usually small animals (as turtles) indoors

Origin of terrarium

New Latin, from Latin terra + -arium (as in vivarium)


First Known Use: 1890



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