A natural terrarium

 

terrarium |təˈre(ə)rēəm|

noun ( pl. -rariums or -raria |-ˈre(ə)rēə|)

a vivarium for smaller land animals, esp. reptiles, amphibians, or terrestrial invertebrates, typically in the form of a glass-fronted case.

• a sealed transparent globe or similar container in which plants are grown.

ORIGIN late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Latin terra ‘earth,’ on the pattern of aquarium.

 

 

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