Paleogene


Pa·leo·gene

adjective \ˈpā-lē-ə-ˌjēn, especially British ˈpa-\

Definition of PALEOGENE

:  of, relating to, or being the earlier part of the Tertiary including the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene or the corresponding series of rocks
Paleogene noun

Origin of PALEOGENE

German Paläogen, from palä- pale- + -gen (from Greek -genēs born) — more at -gen
First Known Use: 1882

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