terricolous

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Terricolous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terricolous. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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