Origin of trassGerman ; from Dutch tras ; from earlier terras ; from Middle French terrace: see terrace
Origin of trassDutch tras, short for obsolete terras, tiras, possibly from Italian terrazzo, stone chips; see terrazzo.
- (geology) A white to grey volcanic tufa, formed of decomposed trachytic cinders, sometimes used as a cement.
- A coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to line cisterns and other reservoirs of water.
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