carboniferous


car·bon·if·er·ous

adjective \ˌkär-bə-ˈni-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of CARBONIFEROUS

1
:  producing or containing carbon or coal
2
capitalized :  of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era between the Devonian and the Permian or the corresponding system of rocks that includes coal beds — see geologic time table
Carboniferous noun

First Known Use of CARBONIFEROUS

1799

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