subterrane

adjective
sub·​ter·​rane | \ ¦səbtə¦rān \

Definition of subterrane

 (Entry 1 of 2)

subterrane

noun
\ " \
variants: or subterrain \ " \
plural -s

Definition of subterrane (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the bedrock or the rocks beneath a particular geological formation

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History and Etymology for subterrane

Adjective

Latin subterraneus

Noun

Latin subterraneum subterranean place, from neuter of subterraneus subterranean

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“Subterrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subterrane. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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