belonging to or characteristic of Earth
This [sc. Mare Fecunditatis] is the only region in the moon that produces human creatures; the inhabitants of every other country in that planet being imported from the earth. The ladies of this place are not subject to the pains of uterine gestation, and child-birth, like earthly ladies. They are oviparous; and sit upon their eggs, with very short intervals, for three months.
Man in Moon; or, Travels into Lunar Regions xv. 201
An earthly man if conveyed to the sun would weigh 20,000 tons.
Semi-Scientific Lectures (1880) 247
The same reason…will make the forms of the Martian animal kingdom laxer and flimsier…than earthly types.
in Cosmopolitan Magazine Mar. 340/1
Is Pandorina the child of earthly parents?… I came to earth in a meteor.
Girl from Mars 12
Jim had never heard a Martian speak an Earthly tongue before.
Red Planet viii. 125
Of greater long-term concern is the possibility of contaminating other planets with earthly microbes riding along on poorly handled space probes.
et al. Worldchanging (2008) 533/2
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