terrestrial planet

[ tuh-res-tree-uhl plan-it ]
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nounAstronomy.
  1. a planet composed mostly of metals or silica rocks: in our solar system, the terrestrial planets are the four inner planets.

Origin of terrestrial planet

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First recorded in 1885–90
  • Also called tel·lur·ic plan·et, [te-loor-ik plan-it] /tɛˈlʊər ɪk ˈplæn ɪt/ rock·y plan·et [rok-ee plan-it] /ˈrɒk i ˈplæn ɪt/ .

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