terra

noun ter·ra \ ˈter-ə \

Definition of terra

plural terrae play \-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\
: any of the relatively light-colored highland areas on the surface of the moon or a planet

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Origin and Etymology of terra

New Latin, from Latin, land


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