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table d'hote Tweet Definition of table d Like Definition of table d
noun
  1. (misspelling of, table d'hí´te)
Terra Tweet Definition of Terra Like Definition of Terra on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (astronomy) The planet Earth.
terra firma Tweet Definition of terra firma Like Definition of terra firma on Facebook
noun
  1. a Latin expression, but often used in English, meaning "dry land", as against water. The phrase, translated into Spanish as Tierra Firma, served in the 16th century as the name of the Isthmus of Panama. It is also used for the mainland around Venice.
terra incognita Tweet Definition of terra incognita Like Definition of terra incognita on Facebook
nounterra incognita
  1. land that has never been explored or mapped; chart, uncharted territory.
  2. by extension, ideas or concepts that have not yet been tried or explored.
tertium quid Tweet Definition of tertium quid Like Definition of tertium quid on Facebook
noun
  1. something intermediate between two classifications
Thule Tweet Definition of Thule Like Definition of Thule on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the ancestors of the Canada, Canadian Inuit
  2. the northernmost location of the ancient world
tisane Tweet Definition of tisane Like Definition of tisane on Facebook
noun
  1. An infusion or drink, especially medicinal or curative, made by steeping in hot water; a herbal tea
    • 1993: As soon as he had opened the door he worked his way back to his high-backed Queen Anne armchair, where he picked up his bone-china cup and took a sip of a rarefied . " Will Self, My Idea of Fun

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