earth; land.

Origin of terra

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1605–15
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(in legal contexts) earth or land

Word Origin for terra

from Latin
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Word Origin and History for terra

Latin, literally "earth" (see terrain).

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terra in Science



A rough highland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo. Compare mare.
A vast highland region on a planet.
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