Definition of terraqueous in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘"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.’



/terˈākwēəs/ /tɛrˈeɪkwiəs/


Mid 17th century from Latin terra ‘land’+ aqueous.