terrane

noun
ter·​rane | \ tə-ˈrān How to pronounce terrane (audio) , te- \

Definition of terrane

1 : the area or surface over which a particular rock or group of rocks is prevalent

First Known Use of terrane

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for terrane

alteration of terrain

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“Terrane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrane. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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