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

  • adjective Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of sediments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Earth-born; produced by the earth.
  • In geology, derived from the land: said of sediments on the sea-bottom.

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

  • adjective Earthborn; produced by the earth.

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

  • adjective geology Derived from the erosion of land-based rocks.

Etymologies

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

[From Latin terrigena, earth-born : terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + –genous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin terra ("land") + -gen + -ous

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