- a marshy lowland area in N India and S Nepal, between the Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas.
- (lowercase) terai hat.
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Examples from the Web for terai
The double Terai hat of grey felt (Fig. 61) is becoming, but it is very heavy.The Horsewoman
Alice M. Hayes
They are accordingly to be found only in the Terai and other great forest tracts.Glimpses of Indian Birds
The Terai, however, was a bone of contention for many years afterwards.India Under British Rule
James Talboys Wheeler
Why did we go at such a season into the forests of the Terai?Mr. Isaacs
F. Marion Crawford
The back of the house had been the Alps for climbing, and the shrubs in front of it a Terai.Ann Veronica
H. G. Wells
- (in India) a belt of marshy land at the foot of mountains, esp at the foot of the Himalayas in N India
- a felt hat with a wide brim worn in subtropical regions
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