Definition of terra
terraeplay \-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\
: any of the relatively light-colored highland areas on the surface of the moon or a planet
Recent Examples of terra from the Web
The benign terra cotta heads were deemed by some to be racist.
The entire hotel is meant to replicate a small village with several terra cotta structures housing guest rooms and a main building for the reception and dining room.
The front door opens onto a small foyer and a hallway with terra-cotta tile flooring that extends through much of the 1,938-square-foot house.
When he's finished, the office will be cooler than a Milwaukee dawn – off-white couch, 27-inch television, terra-cotta walls.
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Origin and Etymology of terra
New Latin, from Latin, land
First Known Use: 1946See Words from the same year
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