Terra Japonica
Terra Ter"ra, n. [It. & L. See {Terrace}.] The earth; earth. [1913 Webster]

{Terra alba} [L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain foods, spices, candies, paints, etc.

{Terra cotta}. [It., fr. terra earth + cotta, fem. of cotto cooked, L. coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook. See {Cook}, n.] Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues, architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like.

{Terr[ae] filius} [L., son of the earth], formerly, one appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the prevaricator at Cambridge, England.

{Terra firma} [L.], firm or solid earth, as opposed to {water}.

{Terra Japonica}. [NL.] Same as {Gambier}. It was formerly supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan.

{Terra Lemnia} [L., Lemnian earth], Lemnian earth. See under {Lemnian}.

{Terra ponderosa} [L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or heavy spar.

{Terra di Sienna}. See {Sienna}. [1913 Webster]


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  • terra-japônica — s. f. Substância seca e friável que se obtém pela decocção do pau ferro e que é de muita aplicação na pintura, na medicina, etc.   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: terra japónica …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • terra-japónica — s. f. Substância seca e friável que se obtém pela decocção do pau ferro e que é de muita aplicação na pintura, na medicina, etc.   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: terra japônica …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Terra japonica — Terra japonĭca (lat.), s. Katechu …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Terra Japonica — Gambier Gam bier, n. [Malayan.] (a) The inspissated juice of a plant ({Uncaria Gambir}) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of {Terra Japonica}, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terra japonica — Catechu Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and evaporation from the {Acacia catechu}, and several other plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of tannin or tannic acid, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terra-japonica — terra japonˈica noun Pale catechu or gambier • • • Main Entry: ↑terra …   Useful english dictionary

  • terra japonica — See gambir …   Medical dictionary

  • terra japonica — [L.] Catechu, gambier, cutch, Japan earth …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • terra japonica — ˌterəjəˈpänə̇kə noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, Japanese earth 1. : gambier 2. : catechu …   Useful english dictionary

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