terra rossa

noun
terra ros·​sa | \ -ˈrȯsə, -ˈräsə \

Definition of terra rossa

: red shallow residual clayey soils formed from hard limestone and occurring in the Mediterranean climate and in limited areas in southern Australia

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History and Etymology for terra rossa

Italian, literally, red earth

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“Terra rossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terra%20rossa. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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