Definitions

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

  • adjective Living on or in the ground.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Terrestrial; inhabiting the ground; not aquatic or aërial; specifically, belonging to the Terricolæ.
  • In botany, same as terricole.

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

  • adjective Living in on, or near ground.

Etymologies

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

[From Latin terricola, earth-dweller : terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + -cola, -colous.]

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  • down to earth???

    September 29, 2007

  • Living on or in the ground.


    Free dictionary

    July 13, 2008

  • "Critics and friends had already rebuked him for his honeyed volubility, and also that "nothing to say" which the terricolous Hardy suspected lay behind his ponderous, Tyrian diction."

    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 52

    September 16, 2013