ter·​ra ˈter-ə How to pronounce terra (audio)
plural terrae ˈter-(ˌ)ē How to pronounce terra (audio)
: any of the relatively light-colored highland areas on the surface of the moon or a planet

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, land

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terra was in 1946

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“Terra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terra. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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