- 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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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.Birds of the Indian Hills
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.
- (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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