terrestrial planet

terrestrial planet (plural terrestrial planets)

  1. Any planet of the solar system or any exoplanet which is "Earth-like" in the sense that it is composed primarily of metals and rock, in contrast to a planet which is a gas giant.
  • rocky planet
  • telluric planet
  • French: planète tellurique
  • German: erdähnlicher Planet
  • Russian: плане́та земно́го ти́па

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