terramara

[ ter-uh-mahr-uh ]
/ ˌtɛr əˈmɑr ə /

noun, plural ter·ra·ma·re [ter-uh-mahr-ee] /ˌtɛr əˈmɑr i/.

a lake dwelling or settlement of lake dwellings, especially those whose remains survive in mounds in the Po valley of N Italy.

Nearby words

  1. terracing,
  2. terracotta,
  3. terraform,
  4. terraforming,
  5. terrain,
  6. terramycin,
  7. terran,
  8. terrane,
  9. terrapin,
  10. terraqueous

Origin of terramara

1865–70; < Italian dial., probably assimilation of Latin terra mala bad earth

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