terramara

noun ter·ra·ma·ra \ ˌterəˈmärə \

Definition of terramara

plural terramare \-ärē\
:a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age lake dwelling or settlement of northern Italy known from remains found in mounds of the Po valley

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Origin and Etymology of terramara

Italian, mound of crumbling earth (such as found in terramara settlements), terramara, probably from terra earth (from Latin) + Italian dialect mara marl, alteration of Italian marna, from Old French marne, alteration of marle


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