adjective Etymology: Latin terra land + English aqueous Date: circa 1658 consisting of land and water

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  • Terraqueous — Ter*ra que*ous, a. [L. terra the earth + E. aqueous.] Consisting of land and water; as, the earth is a terraqueous globe. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] The grand terraqueous spectacle From center to circumference unveiled. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terraqueous — [ter ā′kwē əs] adj. [< L terra,TERRA + AQUEOUS] consisting of land and water …   English World dictionary

  • terraqueous — adjective “land and water”. A terraqueous body may thus be a celestial body comprising both land and water. Planets such as the Earth fall into this category …   Wiktionary

  • terraqueous — (ˈ)ter, tər+ adjective Etymology: Latin terra earth + English aqueous more at terrace : consisting of land and water cover … more than half of the terraqueous globe Malcolm Cowley …   Useful english dictionary

  • terraqueous — /ter ay kwee euhs, ak wee /, adj. consisting of land and water, as the earth. [1650 60; TERR(A) + AQUEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • terraqueous — [tɛ reɪkwɪəs] adjective consisting or formed of land and water. Origin C17: from L. terra land + aqueous …   English new terms dictionary

  • terraqueous — terr·aqueous …   English syllables

  • terraqueous — ter•ra•que•ous [[t]tɛrˈeɪ kwi əs, ˈæk wi [/t]] adj. consisting of land and water, as the earth • Etymology: 1650–60; terr (a) +aqueous …   From formal English to slang

  • terraqueous — /tɛˈrækwiəs/ (say te rakweeuhs) adjective consisting of land and water, as the earth. {Latin terra earth + aqueous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • terraqueous —   a. amphibious; consisting of land and water …   Dictionary of difficult words

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