or Ta·rai



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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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for terai



(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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