(Ter"race), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terraced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Terracing ] To form into a terrace
or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building. Sir H. Wotton.
Clermont's terraced height, and Esher's groves.Thomson.
(Ter"ra*cul`ture) n. [L. terra the earth + cultura.] Cultivation on the earth; agriculture. [R.]
Ter`ra*cul"tur*al a. [R.]
(Ter"rane) n. [F. terrain, from L. terra earth.] (Geol.) A group of rocks having a common age
or origin; nearly equivalent to formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.
(Ter"ra*pin) n. [Probably of American Indian origin.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of
tortoises living in fresh and brackish waters. Many of them are valued for food. [Written also terapin,
terrapen, terrapene, and turapen.]
The yellow-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys acebra) of the Southern United States, the red-bellied terrapin
native of the tributaries Chesapeake Bay (called also potter, slider, and redfender), and the diamond-
back or salt-marsh terrapin are the most important American species. The diamond-back terrapin is
native of nearly the whole of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Alligator terrapin, the snapping turtle. Mud terrapin, any one of numerous species of American
tortoises of the genus Cinosternon. Painted terrapin, the painted turtle. See under Painted.
Speckled terrapin, a small fresh-water American terrapin (Chelopus guttatus) having the carapace
black with round yellow spots; called also spotted turtle.
(Ter*ra"que*ous) a. [L. terra the earth + E. aqueous.] Consisting of land and water; as,
the earth is a terraqueous globe. Cudworth.
The grand terraqueous spectacleWordsworth.
From center to circumference unveiled.
(Ter"rar) n. [LL. terrarius liber. See Terrier a collection of acknowledgments.] (O. Eng. Law)
See 2d Terrier, 2.
(Ter"ras) n. (Min.) See rass.
(Ter*reen") n. See Turren.
(Ter*re"i*ty) n. Quality of being earthy; earthiness. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Ter"rel) n. [NL. terrella, from L. terra the earth.] A spherical magnet so placed that its poles,
equator, etc., correspond to those of the earth. [Obs.] Chambers.
(Terre"mote`) n. [OF. terremote, terremoete, fr. L. terra the earth + movere, motum, to
move.] An earthquake. [Obs.] Gower.
(Ter*rene") n. A tureen. [Obs.] Walpole.
(Ter*rene"), a. [L. terrenus, fr. terra the earth. See Terrace.]
1. Of or pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, terrene substance. Holland.