terron

noun ter·ron \ təˈrōn \

Definition of terron

plural terrones \-nēz\
: a block of sun-dried sod used as a construction brick in the Rio Grande valley
  • heavy clay with abundant fine grass roots makes the best terrones
  • —A. A. Lindsey

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Origin and Etymology of terron

Mexican Spanish terrón, from Spanish, clod, lump of earth, from tierra earth, from Latin terra


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