terr·​aque·​ous te-ˈrā-kwē-əs How to pronounce terraqueous (audio)
: consisting of land and water

Examples of terraqueous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From its founding, on not very solid ground, Washington, D.C. has been terraqueous; a city of both land and water, where maps chart realty and reality interchangeably. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, 19 Jan. 2017

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Word History


Latin terra land + English aqueous

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terraqueous was circa 1658

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“Terraqueous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terraqueous. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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