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 spectacle
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.

(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.

(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.

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