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Paleocene

adjective Pa·leo·cene \ˈpā-lē-ə-ˌsēn, especially British ˈpa-\

Definition of PALEOCENE

:  of, relating to, or being the earliest epoch of the Tertiary or the corresponding series of rocks — see geologic time table
Paleocene noun

Origin of PALEOCENE

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First Known Use: 1877

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