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Tuesday, November 10

Terraqueous

[ter-AY-kwee-əs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

Consisting or formed of land and water.

Examples of Terraqueous in a sentence

"The terraqueous landscaping gave the garden an otherworldly atmosphere."

"She had to step very carefully while navigating the terraqueous path."

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About Terraqueous

Terraqueous originated as a combination of two Latin words: "terra" (land) and "aqueous" (of or like water). A rocky beach, for example, is terraqueous terrain, because it is made up of land and tidepools.

Did you Know?

Terraqueous features are an important component of Japanese gardens. These gardens are traditionally supposed to represent the ultimate beauty of nature, and often include combinations of land and water — such as a waterfall and small hills.

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