Terrarium meaning

tə-rârē-əm
A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept and observed.
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An enclosure in which to keep small land animals.
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A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept.
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An enclosure where very small animals are displayed, often with some plants, in a naturalistic setting.
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A partially enclosed glass container for displaying plants, especially plants that need high humidity.
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A glass container enclosing a garden of small plants.
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Origin of terrarium

  • Latin terra earth terrene –arium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin terra (“earth”) +‎ -arium, by analogy with aquarium

    From Wiktionary