[ te-rik-uh-luhs ]
/ tɛˈrɪk ə ləs /
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living on or in the ground.
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Origin of terricolous
1825–35; <Latin terri- (combining form of terra earth) + -colous
Words nearby terricolous
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British Dictionary definitions for terricolous
/ (tɛˈrɪkələs) /
living on or in the soil
Word Origin for terricolous
C19: from Latin terricola, from terra earth + colere to inhabit
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