1888, in the meaning defined above
by ellipsis from Terai hat, after Terai, Tarai (Hindi Tarāī, Nepali Taraī), grassland and marsh belt between the Himalayan foothills and the plains of the Indus and Ganges
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“Terai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terai. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.
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