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.

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Origin of terramara

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