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terramara

[ter-uh-mahr-uh] /ˌtɛr əˈmɑr ə/
noun, plural terramare
[ter-uh-mahr-ee] /ˌtɛr əˈmɑr i/ (Show IPA)
1.
a lake dwelling or settlement of lake dwellings, especially those whose remains survive in mounds in the Po valley of N Italy.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Italian dial., probably assimilation of Latin terra mala bad earth
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