tierra templada

noun

tierra tem·​pla·​da
-temˈplädə
plural tierras templadas
: a region or zone of temperate climate
especially : tropical land of usually from 2000 to 6000 foot elevation in which the temperature is modified by the elevation

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, temperate land

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“Tierra templada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tierra%20templada. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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