One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consisting or formed of land and water.‘the preservation of this terraqueous globe’
- ‘No, to perambulate this terraqueous globe is too small a range; were it permitted, he should at least make the tour of the whole system of the sun.’
- ‘"The art comprises a series of narrative landscapes inspired by the terraqueous reaches of the continent -- where separate realms of earth, sea and sky converge," Fraser writes on her website.’
- ‘In the terraqueous ecotones of the Basu river 148 species of algae, belonging to 5 divisions, were found.’
- ‘The picture is the incontrovertible evidence that we live on a terraqueous globe.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin terra ‘land’ + aqueous.
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