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terrarium

[ tuh-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ t蓹藞r蓻蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural ter路rar路i路ums, ter路rar路i路a [tuh-rair-ee-uh]. /t蓹藞r蓻蓹r i 蓹/.
a vivarium for land animals (distinguished from aquarium).
a glass container, chiefly or wholly enclosed, for growing and displaying plants.

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Origin of terrarium

First recorded in 1885鈥90; terr(a) + -arium
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British Dictionary definitions for terrarium

terrarium
/ (t蓻藞r蓻蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -rariums or -raria (-藞r蓻蓹r瑟蓹)
an enclosure for keeping small land animals
a glass container, often a globe, in which plants are grown

Word Origin for terrarium

C19: New Latin, from Latin terra earth
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