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  1. Terai.


or Ta·rai

  1. a marshy lowland area in N India and S Nepal, between the Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas.
  2. (lowercase) terai hat.
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Historical Examples

  • Biliku and Tarai are the producers of rain, storms, thunder and lightning.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • The Tarai is low-lying, marshy land covered with tall, feathery grass, beautifully monotonous.

  • It is also the language of the inhabitants of the neighbouring Tarai districts of Nepal.

  • In 1816 by the treaty of Segauli the Nepal tarai was ceded to the British, but was given back in 1860.

British Dictionary definitions for tarai


  1. (in India) a belt of marshy land at the foot of mountains, esp at the foot of the Himalayas in N India
  2. a felt hat with a wide brim worn in subtropical regions
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