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Acheulean

adjective Acheu·le·an \ə-ˈshü-lē-ən\

Definition of Acheulean

  1. :  of or relating to a Lower Paleolithic culture originating in Africa and typified by bifacial tools with round cutting edges



Variants of acheulean

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Acheulian

play \ə-ˈshü-lē-ən\

Origin and Etymology of acheulean

French acheuléen, from St. Acheul, near Amiens, France


First Known Use: 1877

Rhymes with acheulean


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