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Of, relating to, or inhabiting the earth.
1. An inhabitant of the earth; a terrestrial.
2. Variant of tellurion.
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of or relating to the earth
(esp in science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth
[C19: from Latin tellūs the earth]
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tel•lu•ri•an(tɛˈlʊər i ən)
1. pertaining to the earth or its inhabitants; terrestrial.n.
2. an inhabitant of the earth.
[1840–50; < Latin tellūr-, s. of tellūs earth + -ian]
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|Noun||1.||tellurian - an inhabitant of the earth|
|Adj.||1.||tellurian - of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air|
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