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terrarium

noun ter·rar·i·um \tə-ˈrer-ē-əm\

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

plural -ia \-ē-ə\ or ter·rar·i·ums

Full Definition of TERRARIUM

:  a usually transparent enclosure for keeping or raising plants or usually small animals (as turtles) indoors
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Origin of TERRARIUM

New Latin, from Latin terra + -arium (as in vivarium)
First Known Use: 1890
TERRARIUMS Defined for Kids

terrarium

noun ter·rar·i·um \tə-ˈrer-ē-əm\
plural ter·rar·ia \-ē-ə\ or ter·rar·i·ums

Definition of TERRARIUM for Kids

:  a usually glass container used for keeping plants or small animals (as turtles) indoors

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