terricolous

adjective ter·ric·o·lous \ -ləs \
variants: or terricole \ˈterəˌkōl\ or less commonly terricoline \teˈrikəˌlīn, təˈr-, -lə̇n\

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Origin and Etymology of terricolous

terricole from Latin terricola earth dweller; terricolous, terricoline from Latin terricola + English -ous or -ine


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