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preta

[prey-tuh] /ˈpreɪ tə/
noun, Hindu Mythology
1.
a wandering or disturbed ghost.
Origin
< Sanskrit: dead
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  • The presence of charcoal in the terra preta soils differentiates them from the surrounding oxisols.

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