terra rossa

noun

terra ros·​sa
-ˈrȯsə,
-ˈräsə
: red shallow residual clayey soils formed from hard limestone and occurring in the Mediterranean climate and in limited areas in southern Australia

Word History

Etymology

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 24 May. 2024.

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