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or Tarai

[tuh-rahy] /təˈraɪ/
a marshy lowland area in N India and S Nepal, between the Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas.
(lowercase) terai hat. Unabridged
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  • The Terai, however, was a bone of contention for many years afterwards.

    India Under British Rule James Talboys Wheeler
  • The back of the house had been the Alps for climbing, and the shrubs in front of it a Terai.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • During the descent from the mountains into the Terai, Dermot wondered what would happen with Badshah when they reached the forest.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • Nipal agreed to cede Kumaon in the west, and the southern belt of forest and jungle known as the Terai.

    India Under British Rule James Talboys Wheeler
  • The long belt of the Terai Jungle is nowadays patched with clearings for tea gardens; for the Duars' tea is famous.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The good fellow was heart-broken at it, and went out to the Terai tea planting, where I hear that he is doing well.

  • East and west along the foot of the mountains the sea of foliage of the Terai swept away out of sight.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • That belt of 'Terai' jungle which fringes the skirt of the whole Himalayan range has its own special charms.

    To Lhassa at Last Powell Millington
  • They are very plentiful in the Himalayan Terai, where they are a source of annoyance to the sportsman.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • The tiger inhabits the Terai at the foot of the mountains, but is only an occasional visitor to Sikkim proper.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
British Dictionary definitions for Terai


(in India) a belt of marshy land at the foot of mountains, esp at the foot of the Himalayas in N India
a felt hat with a wide brim worn in subtropical regions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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