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Jupiter is a Jovian Plant.

The adjective Jovian has come to mean anything associated with Jupiter; and by extension, a Jupiter-like planet.

The Jovian planets are the gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Many, if not most, of the exoplanets discovered to date appear to be Jovian.

By contrast, terrestrial, aka telluric, aka rocky planets differ significantly from the gas giant/Jovian planets in that they are composed primarily of metals and silicate rocks (hence "rocky" planets) like Earth, aka Terra (from which we get the word terrestrial) and are "Earth-like" as opposed to "jupiter-like"/Jovian.

The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. All the dwarf planets are also more terrestrial than jovian.

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Jupiter is a Jovian planet. The word "Jovian" comes from "Jove," which is another name for Jupiter.

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No. Jovian planets are much larger than terrestrial planets.

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Venus is a terrestrial (or `rocky` or `inner`) planet.

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