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ter·rar·i·um

 (tə-râr′ē-əm)
n. pl. ter·rar·i·ums or ter·rar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept.

[Latin terra, earth; see terrene + -arium.]

terrarium

(tɛˈrɛərɪəm)
n, pl -rariums or -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)
1. (Animals) an enclosure for keeping small land animals
2. (Horticulture) a glass container, often a globe, in which plants are grown
[C19: New Latin, from Latin terra earth]

ter•rar•i•um

(təˈrɛər i əm)

n., pl. -rar•i•ums, -rar•i•a (-ˈrɛər i ə)
1. a glass container, chiefly or wholly enclosed, for growing and displaying plants.
2. a vivarium for land animals.
[1885–90; terr (a) + -arium]

terrarium

a container for keeping small animals.
See also: Animals
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terrarium - a vivarium in which selected living plants are kept and observedterrarium - a vivarium in which selected living plants are kept and observed
vivarium - an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions
Translations

terrarium

[teˈrɛərɪəm] Nterrario m

terrarium

n (for plants) → Pflanzschale f (in Kugelform); (for animals) → Terrarium nt
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