terra

noun
ter·​ra | \ ˈter-ə How to pronounce terra (audio) \
plural terrae\ ˈter-​(ˌ)ē How to pronounce terra (audio) , -​ˌī \

Definition of terra

: any of the relatively light-colored highland areas on the surface of the moon or a planet

First Known Use of terra

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terra

New Latin, from Latin, land

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“Terra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terra. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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