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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon or other solar system body often having a high albedo relative to other surface features.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Earth, or the earth: sometimes personified, Terra: used especially in various phrases (Latin and Italian).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The earth; earth.
  • noun (Com.) a white amorphous earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain foods, spices, candies, paints, etc.
  • noun Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues, architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like.
  • noun formerly, one appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the prevaricator at Cambridge, England.
  • noun firm or solid earth, as opposed to water.
  • noun Same as Gambier. It was formerly supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan.
  • noun Lemnian earth. See under Lemnian.
  • noun (Min.) barite, or heavy spar.
  • noun See Sienna.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rough upland or mountainous region of the moon with a relatively high albedo.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, earth, land; see terrace.]

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