fauces terrae

plural noun
fauces ter·​rae | \ ¦fau̇ˌkāˈsteˌrī, ¦fȯˌsēzˈteˌrē \

Definition of fauces terrae

: headlands or promontories enclosing an arm of the sea that under international law is territorial water and not part of the high seas

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History and Etymology for fauces terrae

Latin, gulf

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“Fauces terrae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fauces%20terrae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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